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Handouts

Our handout page is under continuous construction. WRL handouts are created by our tutors during their down time. We will post more handouts as they are written. If you have ideas for handouts you’d like to see, please contact us.

 

Essay Structure

APA
Avoiding Plagiarism 
Conclusions
Introductions
MLA
Prewriting Strategies
Proofreading
Revision
Self-Editing Checklist
Types of Essays
  • Abstract
  • Analytical
  • Argumentative
  • Book Review
  • Literature Review
  • Narrative

Paragraph Structure

Body Sentences
Conclusion Sentences
Evidence
General Paragraph Structure
Paragraph Purpose
Paragraph Unity
Topic Sentences
Transitional Words and Phrases

Sentence Structure

Sentence Types
Independent vs. Dependent Clauses
Subordination
Avoiding Vague Language
Avoiding Wordiness/Active and Passive Voice
Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences
Coordination
Fragments
Nonrestrictive vs. Restrictive Words, Phrases and Clauses
Other Subordinate Clauses
Parallel Structure
Phrases

Thesis Statements

Grammar

Articles
Conjunctive Adverbs
Contractions vs. Possessive Pronouns
Correcting Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
General Parts of Speech
Helping Verbs
Modal Verbs
Nouns
Prepositions
Verb Tense Consistency
Verb Tenses
Who vs. Whom
 

Punctuation

Using Commas and Semicolons
End Punctuation
The Four Basic Rules for Comma Usage
Internal Punctuation
 

Miscellaneous

Active Reading
Business letters and Memos
Cover Letters
Critical Reading
Gender Neutral Language
Performing an Analysis
Personal Statements
Portfolio Cover Letters
Resumes
Timed Writing
Tips for Approaching College Applications
Writing a Summary
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