On this page you will find tutorials intended to help you improve some of your basic writing skills at a university level.
- Avoiding Plagiarism
- Crafting a Thesis Statement
- Scholarly Sources
- Formatting Papers on Microsoft Word
- Academic Essays
- Active and Passive Voice
Crafting a Thesis Statement
The following two videos deal with scholarly sources and help you to learn how to distinguish them from popular sources.
Source: University of Michigan Library
Source: University of Washington Libraries
Formatting Papers on Microsoft Word
The following three videos are on how to format your research papers on Microsoft Word using three different formats; MLA, APA and Chicago Style.
Source: Terrence Jorgensen - Kennesaw State University - Psychology Lab
Source: McLane Library Tutorials
The following videos contain helpful tips on how to write academic essays.
Source: Telephone interview with Dr Jean Jenkins (Cardiff University)
Source: Michelle Bowman of the Effective Writing Center, University of Maryland University College
Active and Passive Voice
The following is a three part series, by Susan Montag, teaching you the difference between active voice and passive voice in writing, as well as how to change it in your paper.