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?
The Furman Library has many resources available. You can do research by subject, find out how to cite sources, or learn more about evaluating your sources.
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.
The Purdue OWL (online writing lab) is often a go-to resource for students. The UNC Chapel Hill Writing Center also has a variety of handouts and video tutorials on different writing topics.
If you’re not sure how to write in response to an exam question, you might find these resources helpful. You can find advice from the UNC Chapel Hill Writing Center, the Purdue OWL, and Penn State.
This brief tutorial provides some tips for getting started on writing assignments effectively and efficiently.
This tutorial describes and explains the purpose of thesis statements in academic writing and provides some helpful tips for creating them effectively.
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.
This tutorial defines the concept of the “Rhetorical Triangle” and three rhetorical appeals, then discusses how to put these concepts to use in analyzing or making an argument.
This tutorial provides an introduction to the basic organization and methodology of writing in the sciences.
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.