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.
How do you get started, revise, and edit—by yourself, or with peers?
Strategies for Revising
- Peer Review Guide for Academic Papers (PDF)
- Revision Activity: “Listing” a Paragraph (PDF)
- Collaborative Writing (PDF)
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
The ideas are there, but how do I make it look good?
Commas (by Danielle Morin, Writing Fellow, Fall 2017)
How do I use APA? How do I integrate sources to avoid plagiarism?
APA—Writing Center Basic Guide (PDF)
APA—Business Sources, McQuade Library (PDF)
MLA Quote Integration (by Marisa Thompson and Isabela Moreno, Writing Fellows, Fall 2017)
How do I learn to read more effectively at the college level?
How do I write a Literature Review?
ESL / Generation 1.5
What are some additional tools I can use to develop my English literacy skills?
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 Turnitin.com (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
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)