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EIU Writing Center

Resources for Writers

EIU Writes Blog

EIU Writes, a Site for Discussion about Writing

General Resources

Purdue’s Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Companion Web Site for Easy Writer by Andrea Lunsford
Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric
Important Points About Revision (Literally Re-Seeing)
Tips on Editing and Proofreading
Guidelines for Reading Out Loud When Alone (pdf)
Level Up Your Paper - Revision and Editing (pdf)

Generating Ideas

Curing Writer's Block (pdf)
Freewriting Exercises (pdf)
20 Questions for the Research Writer (pdf)
Cubing (pdf)
Idea Mapping (pdf)
Working With Working Outlines (pdf)
Ten Writing Exercises for the Creative Writer (pdf)

Working With Sources

How to Conduct Research for an Academic Paper (pdf)
Important Points about Using Sources - APA Style (pdf)
Important Points about Using Sources - MLA Style (pdf)
Purdue OWL’s “MLA Formatting and Style Guide"
Purdue OWL's "APA Formatting and Style Guide"
Purdue OWL’s “Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing”
"Necessities in Academics: An Educational Guide to Citation Styles"
"Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask" from UC Berkeley
"Visual Rhetoric/Visual Literacy: Crafting and Evaluating Web Sites" from Duke University
“Research and Documentation” from DianaHacker.com

Grammar & Style

Punctuation Pattern Sheet (pdf)
The Almighty and Useful Comma (pdf)
Tips on Revising, Editing, and Proofreading with Exercises (pdf)
Correcting Dependent Clause Fragments (pdf)
Transitions (pdf)
“20 Most Common Errors” and How to Correct Them from Easy Writer by Andrea Lunsford
The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr.
The Columbia Guide to Standard American Usage by Kenneth G. Wilson
The American Heritage Book of English Usage
Purdue OWL's "Conciseness: Methods of Eliminating Wordiness"
"Revising Prose" from Rensselaer Writing Center

Style Guides

Modern Language Association (MLA)
Chicago Manual Style (CMS)
American Psychological Association (APA)
American Sociological Association (ASA)
Associated Press (AP)

For ESL Writers

Dave's ESL Cafe 
Purdue OWL Materials for ESL Writers

Related Pages

Contact Information

The Writing Center

3110 Coleman Hall
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-5929

Hours

M-Th: 9-3 & 6-9
F: 9-1

Daiva Markelis, Director

217-581-6291
dmmarkelis@eiu.edu

Jad Smith, Assistant Director

jdsmith3@eiu.edu


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