Writing and Research Resources

Writing Handouts

These downloadable handouts were created by writing consultants as a collaborative project and encompass a wide variety of topics often discussed in consultations:

Abstracts APA Reference Sheet (7th Edition)Analysis vs. Summary Apostrophes Checklist for Evaluating a Presentation
Annotated Bibliographies Chicago Reference Sheet (17th Edition)Brainstorming Outlining and Organizing Articles (Definite and Indefinite) + Count and Noncount Nouns NC State Campus Resources
Conventions of U.S. Academic Writing ConclusionsHow to Peer Review Capitalization NC State Library Resources
Effective Email Communication CounterargumentsIncorporating Your Learning Style into Writing Commas
Grant Proposals FallaciesMoving Past Writer’s Block Conditional Phrases + Modals
Literature Reviews IntroductionsPlanning Your Paper Dealing with Tricky Words
Narrative Basics and Autoethnography MLA Reference Sheet (8th Edition) – 9th Edition coming soonPreparing for Interviews and Negotiating Salaries Passive and Active Voice
Personal Statements and Statements of Purpose Paraphrasing and Summarizing SourcesReading a Scholarly Text Prepositions
Resumes, CVs, Cover Letters, Personal Statements Quotations and Using Credible SourcesStrategies for Proofreading Semicolons, Colons, and Dashes
Rhetorical Analysis Thesis Statements and Topic SentencesTen Writing Priorities and Revising, Editing, and Proofreading Sentence Variety
Scientific Lab Reports Transition Words and PhrasesSubject-Verb Agreement
Speeches and Oral PresentationsVerb Tense
Word Choice

NCSU Libraries: Videos and Interactive Guides

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article: The Video

Citation: A (Very) Brief Introduction

Discovering Books

Evaluating Sources for Credibility

Finding Articles Using Summon

From Idea to Library

Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students

Picking Your Topic IS Research

Searching in Google Scholar

NC State Offices, Clubs, and Courses

Career Development Center: Provides resources for creating your resume

English Conversation Club: Offers informal practice speaking English

FLE Courses: Provides information about English as a foreign language courses

Graduate Writing Support: Offers workshops, institutes, online support communities, and other programming around theses and dissertations

Labwrite: Offers help writing lab reports

Useful Websites

The Benefit of Having Others Edit Your Work

Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips

How to Write about a Topic You Lack Interest In

Public Speaking Speech Topics and Ideas

Public Speaking Tips

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Reverse Outline

Understanding Assignments

Understanding and Preventing Plagiarism

Why We Cite