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Flashpoint Chicago Info Commons: Writing Lab

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Online Writing Resources

For exercises, templates, improving basic writing skills, research methodology, essay structure, MLA and APA citation guides, help avoiding plagiarism, and much more, visit the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue:

Research and Citation Resources

MLA Style Guide

APA Style Guide

Creating a Thesis Statement



Avoiding Plagiarism


Research. Write. Cite.

The Writing Lab is open virtually!

Please email us at


Get help or writing advice on screenplays, presentations, research papers, reflection papers, emails, citations, resumes, and more!

Email your work and/or questions to

We can help you:

  • Develop thesis statements and outlines
  • Improve sentence structure and idea expression
  • Find and evaluate appropriate sources
  • Proofread your work
  • Understand how to avoid plagiarism
  • Properly cite research sources in MLA format

Questions? Want to make an appointment? Please contact April Cheverette or DeAnn Jordan at


Grammar Practice

Having Difficulties with the following?

  • Comma Splices
  • Fragments
  • Commas
  • Irregular Verbs
  • Apostrophes
  • Pronoun Agreement
  • Subject Agreement

Visit - This website allows you to print out handouts and do online exercises to workout those grammar muscles