SSU Writing Center

Tutorials and Exercises

ORGANIZATION

Getting Started

Modes of Writing

Modes of Writing Exercise

Rhetorical Strategies

Microsoft Word Formatting

Errors in Logic

Sentences

Sentence Combining

Sentence Combining and Sentence Variety Tutorial

Sentence Combining Exercise

Sentence Parts

Paragraphs

Paragraph Development

Paragraph Development Exercise

Paragraph Parts

Essays and Research Papers

Outlining Tutorial

Visual Essay Organizer

Essay Organization

Essay Organization Tutorial

Introductions and Conclusions

Writing a Research Paper

The Thesis Statement and Topic Sentences

Using Researched Information Correctly

Annotated Bibliography

Compiling an Annotated Bibliography

Final Steps

Editing Checklist

Proofreading Tips

STYLE GUIDES AND PROPER CITATION

APA Formatting and Style Guide (2010)

Citing Electronic Sources: APA

Chicago Manual of Style

Citing Your Art Sources

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers)

MLA Style Guide

MLA Parenthetical Documentation

MLA: Incorporating Research

Online Citation Resources

Direct Quotations

Paraphrasing vs. Plagiarizing  

CSE Worksheet

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

Conducting Interviews

Feature Writing

Literary Analysis vs Plot Summary

Literary Terms and Devices Tutorial

What are Query Letters

Writing About Art

Writing about Literature

Writing About Literature Diagram

Writing About Media—Advertisements, Film/Television, and Music

WRITING OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM

How to Create a Cover Letter

Resume and Cover Letter Samples

Writing a Personal Statement

GRAMMAR

Who/Whom Exercise

Who/Whom Tutorial

Adjectives and Adverbs

Articles Exercise-A

Articles Exercise-B

Articles Tutorial

Prepositional Phrases

Prepositions Tutorial

Pronoun Use

Pronoun Antecedent Agreement

Pronoun Antecedent Agreement-A

Pronoun Antecedent Agreement-B

Pronoun Antecedent Agreement-C

Finding Objects and Complements

Finding the Subject-A

Finding the Subject-B

Finding the Verb-A

Finding the Verb-B

Verb Tenses

Verb Tenses Chart

Verbals Exercises

Verbals Tutorial

Subject/Verb Agreement Tutorial

Subject Verb Agreement –A

Subject Verb Agreement –B

Subject-Verb Agreement -C

Spelling Hints and Commonly Misspelled Words

PUNCTUATION

Apostrophe-A

Apostrophe-B

Apostrophe-C

Apostrophe-D

Basic Comma and Semicolon Use Tutorial

Comma and Semicolon Use-A

Comma and Semicolon Use-B

Comma and Semicolon Use-C 

Comma and Semicolon Use-D

Comma and Semicolon Use-E

Comma and Semicolon Use-F

Comma Splice/Fused/Fragments-A

Comma Splice/Fused/Fragments-B

Comma Splice/Fused/Fragments-C

Punctuation Exercise

Punctuation Tutorial

Quotation Marks and Quotes Tutorial

MECHANICS

Dangling Modifier Exercises

Parts of Speech

Transition Words

Transitions Examples

Transitions Exercises

Active Voice: Avoiding Passive Construction

Active/Passive Voice

Modifiers

Past Tense Narrative

Phrases and Clauses