Writing and Citation Goodness
- APA Format and Citation Guide (OWL @ Purdue)
- APA Sample Paper (OWL @ Purdue)
- Chicago Manual of Style 16th Ed. (OWL @ Purdue)
- Chicago Style Sample Paper (OWL @ Purdue)
- DACC Library Course Research Guides
- DACC Library Homepage (links to library search tools)
- Dave's ESL Cafe
- Elements of Style (Strunk and White's review of basic style concerns from Washington University)
- Grammar Bytes! (quick review of common grammar problems and how to fix them)
- MLA Format and Citation Guide (OWL@ Purdue)
- MLA Sample Paper (OWL @ Purdue)
- Model Papers from Different Academic Disciplines (Yale)
- Noodle Tools (citation builder)
- Paraphrasing (understanding how to do it ethically from Yale U)
- Setting Up Your DACC Username and Password
Friday, August 22, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
The Writing Center will be open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00 PM-3:00 PM during the regular summer session. We will open on June 9, and our last day for the summer session will be July 23. Students may receive tutoring during this time and/or use the lab in CT 108 for word processing or access to the internet.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014
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Whew! Where did the semester go? Or the school year for that matter? It seems like just yesterday we were moving into the new center and here we are down to our last week of the spring semester!
The last day we will be open this semester is Thursday, May 8. Peyton will be closing the doors at 3:00 that afternoon for the last time before he moves on to university life. If you need any help with end of the semester writing, be sure to call early in the week to reserve an appointment.
Good luck with your final exams!
For those of you in summer classes this year, we will be opening back up the week of June 9 for limited hours during the regular summer session. See you then!
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
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In his recent op/ed piece for the New York Times, "Like, Degrading the Language? No Way," John McWhorter asserts, "A keystone of education is to foster awareness of, and respect for, diversities of opinion. Changes in language suggest that the general populace has become much more attuned to this kind of diversity. The increasingly wide and diverse circles of acquaintance Americans are likely to have may increase attention to a certain conversational civility." To support this claim, he says that recent changes in American English are not to be feared or mourned, but rather to be celebrated as evidence of a more nuanced, sophisticated culture. You can read McWhorter's article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/opinion/sunday/like-degrading-the-language-no-way.html?smid=fb-nytimes&WT.z_sma=OP_LDT_20140408&bicmp=AD&bicmlukp=WT.mc_id&bicmst=1388552400000&bicmet=1420088400000&_r=2.
What do you think? Are our recent turns of phrase a sign of a more enlightened society or are they signs of our downward spiral as so many suggest?
Thursday, April 3, 2014
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