This page is an all-around resource hub for WOU students working remotely this term. If you need to find resources for support, this is a great starting place.
Learn about how the Writing Center can offer you the same quality service from wherever you happen to be located. This document provides detailed information on questions you may have.
Style guides include information with regard to editorial style, formatting, punctuation, citations, and reference lists. College instructors require you to use particular style guides in their courses, and the list below offers an overview of guides which are currently utilized at Western.
MLA is a style guide created by the Modern Language Association. It is primarily used in Humanities-related disciplines such as English Studies.
Please note that MLA will be updated to the 9th edition in April 2021, meaning some of its guidelines will change.
Sometimes, we experience anxiety or frustration, either because of our writing or other things going on in our lives. These challenges can interfere with our ability to go through our day-to-day tasks effectively, and it is important to recognize when to find additional support on campus. Consider exploring these pages if you are feeling stuck:
WOU offers a host of different free tutoring services across campus. This is a link to the free tutoring landing page with links to all the free tutoring centers across campus, including services like Psychology Peer Advising, the Science Center, the Digital Media Center, and the Center for Leadership and Creativity.
While we help with all things writing, we don’t help with content-specific questions. If you need help with those types of questions (e.g., checking the reading to make sure you summarized correctly, asking about a concept from a particular class), make an appointment with a class-specific tutor.
We love helping international students with writing, but we aren’t qualified to help with all linguistic questions. If you need support in pronunciation, spelling, grammar, reading, or listening, visit the English Tutoring Center, where tutors are trained in linguistics and can provide specialized support.
If students need help with complex MS Office questions like creating complex tables and charts in Excel, visit the Computer Science Tutoring Center. We can help you make tweaks and comment on the rhetorical effectiveness of different charts, but our tutors are not all trained in this, and it is important to refer to the CS student tutors, who specialize in this area.
For Spanish-speaking or graduate students who want to schedule an appointment with Rosario. Appointments are 1-hour long.