Student Resources

The Writing Center is available free to EOU students from every discipline and every course level. We offer writing support for all on-campus, online, or on-site students.

The Writing Center @ EOU Workshop Handouts

Student Prezi on Visiting the Writing Center

Critical Reading and Annotations




Thesis Statements





Scholarship Essays

Research Papers

ESL Resources

Activities for ESL Students

English Learning Resources

50 Essential Sources for ESL Students

Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab

Multimodal Writing

Digital Storytelling (James Madison University)

Online Portfolios (James Madison University)

Project Management (James Madison University)

Personal Branding (James Madison University)

The Chartmaker Directory

The Data Visualisation Catalogue

Writing Help

Academic Paper Templates

Dashes & Hyphens (Writing Center at University of Maryland)

Ginger Grammar Checker

Grammarly (Grammar Checker)

Grammar Rules

Learning Strategies

Myths and Truths About Writing:  Read what famous writers have to say about writing as a difficult and complicated process.

PEE – an Essay-Writing Technique

Peer Review

Purdue OWL

Writing Commons: “A global, worldwide resource, students consult Writing Commons to learn about writing processes, rhetoric, genre, research methods and methodologies, peer review, style–and just anything else related to Writing Studies.”

Writing Guides

Online Dictionaries

Dictionary by Merriam-Webster

Longman Online Dictionary of Contemporary English

Merriam-Webster’s Learner Dictionary

The Free Dictionary by Farlex


Note: Some of the linked pages in this section are designed specifically for people with dyslexia or other learning disabilities. Spelling rules are the same for everyone, though, and if you have difficulty with spelling, you may find an approach to spelling that makes sense to you.

28 Rules for English Spelling (Riggs Institute)

English Spelling Rules (David Appleyard)

Five Guidelines for Learning Spelling and Six Ways for Practicing Spelling (Susan Jones)

Spelling Rules

Spelling Rules and Tips (Oxford Dictionaries)

Research and Documentation

Purdue OWL: Research and Citation Sources

APA Style Blog (searchable; answers questions about common and unusual citation needs)

Chicago Manual of Style Facebook Page (official fan page for CMS)

MLA 8th Edition – Web-based Resource (Purdue OWL)

MLA Works Cited: A Quick Guide (official MLA site)

EOU Pierce Library Research Help

Paper Format for APA, MLA, and CMS Style (Videos)

APA Format Setup in Word

MLA Format Setup in Word 2016

Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) Formatting (Word 2016)

Reading to Write

Annotating Texts: Some Suggestions (with Pictures!)

Job Documents

Resume Action Verbs (Boston College)

“Why I Tossed Your Resume” (Brent Miller, The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Resumes & Letters (


WSU Plagiarism Information Site Students may be particularly interested in the pages titled “What is it?” and “How to Avoid It.

Writing in the Disciplines


Business Writing: An Introduction (Writing@CSU Guide)

Dental Hygiene

Research Guide (University of Michigan)

Science Writing

PESC Guide (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)