Resources

Writing Center @ MSU Resources

Quick Guides with Julia Gulia

This series of videos offers tips and tricks on how to best use The Writing Center, as well as eloquently crafted advice for your writing.

Podcast Archive

This repository of 4-5 minute podcasts is chock full of writing advice, from creative writing to resumes. We’ve also included insightful guest talks from scholars who’ve visited The Writing Center.

Navigating the Master’s Degree Workshop Series

This interactive writing workshop, given at least once a semester, is designed to help students develop an individualized plan for understanding graduate school more generally and graduate writing more specifically. This workshop is designed for students in both the early and latter years of their master’s degree study.

Navigating the PhD Workshop Series

These interactive writing workshops, given at least once a semester, are designed to help you develop an individualized plan for graduate writing, especially comprehensive exams, dissertation proposals, and dissertations.

Strategies & Tools Across Fields (STAF)

STAF is an interactive faculty-led set of workshops that addresses a variety of issues that emerge when teaching with writing across university disciplines.

Writing Resources

onlinecourses.com

Onlinecourses.com provides visitors a free database of open coursework from the world’s leading universities. Courses specific to writing include Technical Writing, The Creative Spark as well as many others.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

The Purdue OWL is our go-to resource for formatting and citation guidelines, specifically MLA and APA. The OWL is accessible, easy to use, and up to date with the latest standards.

Open Education Database (oedb.org)

The OEDB has created a comprehensive list of “150 Resources to Help You Write Better, Faster, and More Persuasively.” This list covers topics from citations and style guides to English-language skills and even blogging.

On-Campus Resources

MSU Library

The MSU Library is home to our busiest satellite location, but the library has tons of other resources available to students and faculty, including state of the art Collaborative Technology Labs which are great for group writing projects. In addition to the library’s vast collections and accessible space is it’s staff, always willing and able to answer questions and offer help.

Learning Resources Center (LRC)

The purpose of the LRC is to offer one-on-one academic support specific to over 70 courses at MSU. LRC tutors can help you make sense of difficult texts, learn to use your graphing calculator, or help you work with particular software programs. Their goal is to help you work smarter and with more efficiency.

English Language Center (ELC)

The ELC works with international students to gain experience using their English language skills across multiple programs, workshops,  and off-campus activities.

Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD)

The RCPD at MSU assesses academic and workplace needs of persons with disabilities, as well as works with individuals to build plans to accomodate their abilities, links folks with community and campus resources, and extends independence through supportive aids and self-advocacy.

Office of Supportive Services (OSS)

The OSS is an organization equipped to prepare students for the challenges of college life. This organization specifically serves first-generation low-income students by providing academic advising, math tutoring, social counseling, personal planning, and skill development.

Math Learning Center 

The MLC offers tutoring for all 100- and 200-level math classes. In addition to math tutoring, the center also hosts Problem Sessions and Exam Review Sessions.

CAITLAH - Center for Applied Inclusive Teaching in the Arts & Humanites

CAITLAH offers one-on-one, risk-free pedagogical consulting, a storehouse of resources for making classrooms more inclusive, and large and small group workshops designed to engage all learners.