Here are some great online resources for writing. Some of these we made in the Writing & Media Lab, and others we’ve found from other sources.
Current Furman students can make an appointment for an online writing consultation and work with a WML Consultant remotely via Zoom. Once you sign up, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link. It’s a great way to get help with your writing if you’re not able to come on campus for any reason!
Of course, we always want to see you in-person, too! But it’s nice to know online consultations are an option, isn’t it?
Have you seen Zoom’s annotation tools that you can use when screen-sharing? Some of these tools may be helpful if you use Zoom for remote writing conferences with professor of Writing & Media Lab Consultants. You can save a screenshot of the annotations to reference later.
- Furman Library: The Furman Library has a section of their website devoted to helping you with citation styles.
- MLA: Furman students can now access MLA Handbook Plus and view the 9th edition of the MLA style guide online. The MLA website also has an Interactive Practice Template to help you learn to use the latest MLA citation style.
- APA: The APA has a handful of helpful materials available online, including a video tutorial of the 7th edition of the APA Style Guide and an online style and grammar guide.
- Chicago Manual of Style: There are several tip sheets and examples that are available if you’re using Chicago Style.
This tutorial briefly describes and illustrates the model of argumentation developed by British logician Stephen Toulmin. His model can be a great tool for analyzing and creating academically sound arguments.
The Write Well video series from Macalaster College is a fantastic series of short, to-the-point videos about various writing topics, including writing a thesis statement, making effective word choices, and engaging your reader.