Write, Right

Web-based Resources:

The Purdue OWL site is an excellent resource for general writing tips (syntax, grammar, style) and citation guides.


Please note: This is an upper-level course and as such you are expected to write clearly and concisely as well as use proper citations (in a consistent style according to current guidelines), please make sure to proofread all papers and verify you have formatted your citations and works cited/bibliographic pages correctly.

If you need additional help with your writing you may wish to make an appointment with the university writing center. I am happy to meet with you to discuss your research and the course material should you need direction in that arena. The university librarians are also available to help lead you to the appropriate scholarly sources for your research.

University Resources:

GMU Library: There are two libraries on Fairfax Campus: Fenwick and Johnson Center. You should be acquainted with these locations and how to use the library online catalog and databases. To find these pages go to the library homepage http://library.gmu.edu/ and click on “databases.” You then use the alphabetical feature at the top of the page to find your database, and then search for the article. If you need any help with the library please do not hesitate to contact the library staff available in-person and through live chat on the library website.

GMU Writing Center: (703-993-1824; Robinson A 114, main office; Enterprise 076) Provides, at no charge, tutors who can help you develop ideas and revise papers. Should you wish to use these services, it is highly recommended that you make an appointment well in advance of your assignment’s due date. The Writing Center is also available online at http://wcenter@gmu.edu.

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