Develop your writing before, during, and after hours.

You don’t have to wait for us to work on your writing skills.  Use our resources below!


Use these short videos (available to Merrimack College users only) to learn more about aspects of technical writing, writing process, global issues, and local issues.

Writing Center Instructional Videos

Writing Process

How do you get started, revise, and edit—by yourself, or with peers?

Getting Started
Strategies for Revising

Global Issues

How do you handle the big picture? How do you organize the overall paper?

Basics Needed for Academic Writing
Getting Your Message Across

Audience (by Ashley Morin, Writing Fellow, Fall 2017)

Writing Strong introductions and Conclusions

Writing Introductions & Conclusions (PDF)

Local Issues

The ideas are there, but how do I make it look good?

External Links

Grammar Girl

Purdue OWL


Commas (by Danielle Morin, Writing Fellow, Fall 2017)

Documentation Styles

How do I use APA? How do I integrate sources to avoid plagiarism?

Documentation Styles

APA—School of Education and Social Policy Pres. 2017 (PDF)

APA—Writing Center Basic Guide (PDF)

APA—Business Sources, McQuade Library (PDF)



Source Integration

MLA Quote Integration (by Marisa Thompson and Isabela Moreno, Writing Fellows, Fall 2017)

Source Integration (PDF)


How do I learn to read more effectively at the college level?

Strategies for Reading Comprehension (PDF)


How do I write a Literature Review?

The Basics on Writing a Review of Literature (PDF)

ESL / Generation 1.5

What are some additional tools I can use to develop my English literacy skills?

ESL LibGuide (Merrimack College)

Writing in the Disciplines

What’s happening with writing in my course?  What’s happening in my profession?

Girard School of Business

BUS1100 Presentation: Writing Center, APA, and (PDF)

School of Education

Formulating a Capstone Project Idea (PDF)

School of Health Sciences


School of Liberal Arts

 Introduction to Spirituality: Research Writing

School of Science & Engineering Resources

Biology Lab Reports (PDF)

Technical Report Basics (PDF) (originally tied to an Industrial Hygiene course, but works for many of the Sciences and Engineering.

Technical Writing: 23 Word Rule (video)

Technical Writing: Hierarchies (video)

Technical Writing: Audience (video)

Technical Writing: Subject & Verb Proximity (video)

Technical Writing: Whitespace (video)

Technical Writing: Adjective & Adverb Use (video)

Technical Writing: Jargon (video)

Technical Writing: Development with Visuals (video)

Technical Writing: Dictionary Use (video)

Technical Writing: Organizing for Users (video)

Technical Writing: Lanham’s Paramedic Method (video)

Technical Writing: Parentheses (video)

Technical Writing: Designing Posters (video)

Technical Writing: Telling a Story in Pictures (video)

Technical Writing: Making a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich (video)

Technical Writing: Linear Wizards (video)

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