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Academic Writing

Do you struggle with outlining? Or maybe you are only used to citing in MLA and the letters A-P-A strike fear into your heart. Writing a grant proposal and writing a lab report are very different tasks, but you may be asked to do both during your time here at ECU. These documents below, thought out and designed by consultants in the UWC and The Bates Center, are posted here for your use. Don’t let your paper get you overwhelmed, keep calm and write on.


Changing the settings MS Word                              Lab Reports
General formatting MS Word                                   Personal Statements
Case Study Outline                                                  Grant Proposals
General Outline
Grammar Cheat Sheet
APA Style
MLA Handout


Writing in the Disciplines

If anyone has ever told you that all writing is the same, then you need to browse through the documents below. Writing differs greatly depending on the academic discipline. To help you better understand the types of writing that you may be asked to do, check out the documents that the Spring 2013 Peer Tutoring Course students created for your use.


•  WID Music
•  WID Art History
•  WID History
•  WID Journalism
•  WID Kinesiology
•  WID Mathematics
•  WID Political Science


Other UWC Resources

Welcome to the one-stop shop for everything about ECU’s writing center. Below is a list of links to videos and prezis. All of this information was designed to help you better navigate our online site and writing center. From information about how to upload papers to our online site, to our operating hours, to links to our social media sites, the below information is all about our—and more importantly your—writing center.

Introduction to UWC:

UWC eTutoring:

UWC Synchronous Tutoring:


Writing Websites
While we—the writing center consultants and staff—have a wealth of writing knowledge, we don’t pretend to know it all. But we do have the tools to point you in the right direction. The links below are just a few of the resources that we commonly use in our sessions. And, if you are looking for more specific information—or maybe you aren’t a fan of online resources—come in today and peruse through our writing/citing books. We will be updating these links regularly, so if you have a site you love, send it to us!


Other Writing Center Pages


ECU Specific


General Writing Tips




Words and Sentences

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