Handouts & Links
This list has handouts and resources on Evergreen-specific writing, like the seminar paper, evaluations, or the Academic Statement, as well as resources for English language learners and students interested in grammar. We also have resources on science writing and writing for a professional context or Evergreen's MPA program. Of course, we also have resources about the writing process.
We assembled these resources so that you can access writing support any time. But, don't forget: you never have to do it alone! Have a session with us. We can talk through these resources one-on-one and get you set up to write!
|WritingCenterAuthorNote_EvergreenStateCollege2020 (docx) - Use this to help you articulate what you need in terms of feedback from your tutor, faculty, or in-class peer reviewer.|
|The Seminar or Response Paper (pdf)|
|Seminar Papers: Conversations with Your Mind (pdf) - Calen Swift (Inkwell 3)|
|Writing Seminar Papers (short) (pdf) - Cameron Withey (Inkwell 7)|
Narrative Writing at Evergreen and your Transcript Overview
|Reflective Writing at Evergreen – What "narrative" writing at Evergreen is all about.|
The Essential Reflective Writing at Evergreen Chart (pdf) - A visual representation of requirements
|Hacking Your Transcript: How to Intentionally Shape Your Transcript to Serve You (pdf)- Caryn Dudley (Inkwell 10)|
|Writing a Self-Evaluation (docx) - Writing Center Handout|
|Writing an Evaluation of Faculty (docx) - Writing Center Handout|
Writing Your Academic Statement Guide and Handouts
|Guide to Writing Your Academic Statement 70-page book (pdf, print, docx) - The Writing Center. Writing an Academic Statement is a challenging and complex undertaking. That's why we wrote a comprehensive guide on it!|
|Questions to Prompt your Essential Reflective Writing at Evergreen (docx) - The Writing Center. All the questions you could ever need to prompt your writing!|
|Envisioning your Academic Statement (docx) - The Writing Center.|
|Circle of Genres Related to Academic Statement (pdf) - The Writing Center. What Genre is an Academic Statement?|
Example Academic Statements
Who should you should work with on your Academic Statement
You don't have to write your Academic Statements alone. But who should you work with, especially on your Final Academic Statement?
|Readers for Your Final Academic Statement|
The Writing Process
Don't forget to reach out to the reference desk for help finding materials, using citation software, and much more! Evergreen Research Librarians.
|A Research Strategy (pdf)|
|Using Your Sources: Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing (pdf)|
|Conducting Research (Purdue OWL)|
|Writing with Statistics (Purdue OWL)|
|Avoiding Plagiarism (Purdue OWL)|
|Beingstorming (pdf) - Grant Miller (Inkwell 2)|
|Beginning Your Inquiry (pdf) - Evergreen Writing Center Handout|
|Six Basic Claim Types (pdf) - Evergreen Writing Center Handout|
|Outlines and Organization (pdf) - Evergreen Writing Center Handout|
|The Orbital Region: Re-envisioning Revision (pdf) - Dory Nies (Inkwell 2)|
|Strategies for Essay Revision (pdf)|
|Mt. Edit (pdf) - Alejandra Abreu (Inkwell 2)|
|Becoming Reader (pdf) - Meghan McNealy (Inkwell 2)|
Understanding Citation Styles (YouTube)- Kevin deLaplante
Why We Cite (pdf) - Michael Radelich & Ladai Dama, Inkwell 3
On-Cite Construction: Properly Using Citation to Build a Sound, Critical Essay (pdf) - Michael Radelich, Inkwell 7
|Writing in the Disciplines - Sacramento State University. Your citation style will differ depending on if you are writing in science, history, art, literature, psychology, and more!|
Styles: MLA, APA, CMS, CSE
Each page will lead you into detailed information about how to do in-text citations, reference pages, and formatting for many forms of media from print books to websites, lectures, and podcasts.
Modern Language Association (MLA) (Purdue OWL)
American Psychological Association (APA) (Purdue OWL)
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) (Purdue OWL)
Council of Science Editors (CSE) (Merrimack College)
English Language Learners (ELL)
Each of these links takes you to a page where you can choose the grammar area in which you want additional practice. Try practicing the same grammatical rule on each of the sites over the course of a week, focusing on a different rule each week.
1-language.com: ESL Quizzes - This site provides several quizzes on different grammar rules. Simply click the link and take the quiz. Also available on another area of the site are whole texts of various works of literature, accessible by clicking "ESL Reading Library" on the main page.
The Grammar Aquarium: EFL/ESL Grammar Notes and Exercises - This link provides many quizzes for ELL students and you can either take the quiz online or print the questions out so you can write on it. Along with many of the quizzes the site provides links to notes on the grammatical area you're practicing.
eslgold.com: Grammar - This site has tons of quizzes which are divided by level of English proficiency. A student may have to search for a bit, but the abundance of quizzes on various subjects makes this a great resource. The link provided takes you to the "Grammar" area, and from there you can either take quizzes or do exercises.
Writing in an Inclusive Way about Specific Groups
The following resources can give some broad guidance. The conversations around preferred language change rapidly. In many cases, it is best to ask the person/people you are writing about how they like to be referred to. This is so that you stay up-to-date and because as personal preferences vary!
|Guidance for Reporting and Writing About Racism—Syracruse University|
|Gender-Neutral Pronouns 101: Everything You've Always Wanted to Know—Them.us|
Resources for MPA and Professionals
|Writing a Case Study Analysis (Ashford University Writing Center)|
|Annotated Bibliography Samples (Purdue OWL)|
|Literature Reviews (The Writing Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)|
|Professional/Technical Writing: White Papers (Purdue OWL)|
|How to Think Like a Data Scientist in 12 Steps - James Le (Medium)|
|Introducing a Data Mindset (O'Reilly)|
|State of Washington Plain Talk Guidelines|
|How to Craft a Great One-Pager - Sarah Sunu, Heather Mannix, and Meg Nakahara (Compass)|
|American Psychological Association (APA) Style Guide Introduction|
Resources for Resumes and Cover Letters
|Resources for Nursing Resumes (From Nursejournal.org)|
|Resumes and Coverletters Handouts (Academic and Career Advising)|
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