Communications Resource Center

Overview

Purpose: To provide services to assist students with improvement of their written and spoken communications skills

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Center Resources

For autumn semester, writing tutoring will be provided face-to-face and online.

BEFORE you contact us, here are two great (free) resources for you to use on your own:

Microsoft Editor (available in Microsoft WORD – view this video for details)
Evaluate your writing with this free resource, which includes review of: Spelling, Grammar, Clarity, Conciseness, Formality, Inclusiveness, Punctuation Conventions, Resume, and Vocabulary.

Paperrater (available online – view this video for details
Evaluate your writing with this free online resource, which includes: Plagiarism Detection, Auto Grader, Spelling and Grammar Check, Style and Word Choice Analysis, Readability Statistics, Title Validation, Vocabulary Builder tool.

THEN, here are three options for how we can work with you to review your writing:

1) Participate in a face-to-face live session.

  • The CRC is located in Warner Center Room 214 on the Newark campus. Please contact Bruce Weaver for information regarding extended campus details.

2) Schedule an appointment for a live session online.

  • Indicate your availability for a 45-minute session by completing this form.
  • Then, we will contact you as soon as possible with a specific time for your session.

3) Submit a paper to be reviewed and returned to you by email.

Submission Form

  • You MUST use your official college email address on the submission form. Otherwise, your paper will not be reviewed.
  • Our goal is for you to receive a response within 72 hours.
  • Our tutors will not edit, correct, proofread, or rewrite your paper, but they will gladly give you feedback regarding concerns (you have identified), so you can improve your writing.

Links to helpful resources

​​Creating a Thesis Statement
MLA Formatting and Style
APA Formatting and Style Guide
Looking for an idea for a speech topic?