Academic Settings

Getting Started
Developing Ideas
Polishing and Editing
  • Proofreading (U of NC 2-min video)
  • Commas (U of NC handout)
  • Passive Voice--What it is and when to use it or avoid it (U of NC 2-min videos)
  • Conciseness (U of NC 2-min video)
  • Finding and Fixing Errors. Nationwide research by Andrea A. Lunsford and Karen Lunsford identifies trouble spots for many writers.  This handout offers a few strategies to help writers fix some of their own errors.    

Handouts & Links

This collection has several handouts designed specifically by and for WVU student writers, but we also want to acknowledge our thanks to the University of North Carolina Writing Center, the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL), and the Harvard Writing Project for their generosity in letting us link to their rich resources.