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Writing Foundations

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Writing Resources

This page offers important resources for students enrolled in English 1100 or 1200.  Here, students will find information for every step of the writing process, as well as resources that ECU offers to aid students in their assignments.

Resources on ECU's Campus

University Writing Center
At the University Writing Center, located on the first floor of Joyner, students can receive instruction in basic writing skills and assistance with specific writing assignments in any discipline.

First Year Writing Studio
The First-Year Writing Studio, located in Bate 2005, supports students enrolled in English 1100 and 1200 through individual tutoring sessions with graduate students in English.

Joyner Library
ECU's Joyner Library offers a multitude of resources to assist in writing and researching.

Web Resources

General Writing
A Writer's Checklist (from Sweet Briar College)

Documentation and Citation
Joyner Library Style Manuals/Citation Guides (from East Carolina University)
APA Style Guide (from American Psychological Association)
Using MLA Format (from Purdue University)

English as a Second Language
Dave's ESL Cafe
Composition for Non-Native English Speakers

Academic Integrity (from Kansas University)
Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Recognize and Avoid It (from Indiana University)
Plagiarism (from UNLV)

Grammar and Mechanics
Mechanics (from Purdue)
Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling (from Purdue University)

Thesis statements
Constructing Thesis Statements (from UNC-Chapel Hill)
Thesis Statements (from Kansas University)

Parts of the Paper
Introductions (from UNC-Chapel Hill)
Conclusions (from UNC-Chapel Hill)
Paragraph Development (from UNC-Chapel Hill)
Transitions (from UNC-Chapel Hill)

Essay Organization (from UNLV)