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The Writing Center

ETUWRITE

ERZURUM TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY WRITING CENTER

What is ETUWrite?

  • ETUWrite is an Academic Writing Service provided by the School of Foreign Languages Program of Erzurum Technical University. The writing center is for undergraduate/graduate students as well as the academic staff who would like to receive guidance and feedback on their academic writing. We offer one-on-one consulting and feedback sessions to all ETU students and faculty members. We also provide coaching on becoming better writers throughout the writing process.

What is the system like for the Appointment?

  • Students and academic staff who want to benefit from Academic Writing services provided by ETUWrite need to book an instructor appointment by the link provided on the website.
  • The schedule for the writing instructors is listed on our webpage, or scan the QR code on the posters

Where is ETUWrite?

  • It will take place on the second floor at the School of Foreign Languages’ English Language Instructors’ Offices; 304, 314, 318, 319, 322, 323.


What is the scope of the genre for Academic Writing?

  • Paragraph Development
  • Essay Types and Development
  • Reaction Papers
  • Summary and Paraphrasing / Citation
  • Punctuation
  • Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Writing Guidelines
  • Academic Writing
  • Correcting and Giving Feedback
  • Modeling Effective Writing
  • Process Writing / Portfolio Writing
  • The Research Paper

ETUWrite Instructors do…..

  • Provide one-on-one feedback so as to assist students and faculty members to become better and efficient writers.
  • Help with grammar or overall organization of the paper in terms of clarity, coherence, language structure, word choice and so on.
  • Enable students and faculty members some possibilities regarding particular academic writing skill areas that needs to be developed or promoted.

ETUWrite Instructors do not….

  • Write your paper
  • Correct Errors
  • Spell-check
  • Edit  / Rewrite
  • Translate papers
  • Check your friend’s or someone else’s paper

 

RESOURCES FOR WRITING

BilWrite

Advice on Writing. Bilkent University Writing Center.

http://bilwrite.bilkent.edu.tr/writing.html

City University of New York  

Writing Resources

https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/writing/writing-resources

Germanna Community College

Handouts for English and Writing, ESL, etc. Also see handouts and example under “Writing Center”

https://www.germanna.edu/academic-center-for-excellence/smarthinking-online-tutoring/

Harvard University

Writing Resources

https://writingcenter.fas.harvard.edu/pages/resources

Montclair University

Rubric for academic writing/essays pertaining to Ph.D. students’ work. 

https://msuweb.montclair.edu/~suny/ADDIE_Develop/rubrics/Essay_Evaluation_Rubric.pdf

Purdue University Online Writing Lab

Resources including Writing and Teaching Writing, Research, Grammar and Mechanics, Style Guides, ESL, and Job Search and Professional Writing.

https://owl.purdue.edu/

Resources to Fall in Love with Academic Writing

https://mystudentvoices.com/17-cool-resources-to-fall-in-love-with-academic-writing-dfebb4c668c3

Sagepub

APA format / style.  Capitalization, Citations, Factors and Variables, Misc., Numbers, References

http://www.sagepub.com/upm-data/27160_APA_Style.pdf

University of Leicester

Writing Resources

https://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ld/resources/writing/writing-resources

UNT Writing Center

Handouts

https://writingcenter.unt.edu/resources

 

ONLINE CITATION RESOURCES:

https://writingcenter.gwu.edu/online-citation-resources  George Washington University

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/   Purdue OWL

https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/Documentation.html  University of Wisconsin Madison

https://writing.colostate.edu/guides/index.cfm?categoryid=11&title=2 ColoradoState University

http://www.apa.org/  APA

https://www.mla.org/MLA-Style   MLA

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html  Chicago Manual of Style

 

GRAMMAR RESOURCES:

BASIC WRITING TIPS: Punctuation, Sentence Structure, & Grammar

“WORD CRIMES,” by Weird Al Yankovich:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc

 

SENTENCE STRUCTURE:

(basic sentence structure) http://www.gcflearnfree.org/reading/grammar/sentences

(fragments) http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/sentence-fragments/1/

(run-on sentences) http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/runon-sentences/1/

(adjectives and adverbs) http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/adjectives-and-adverbs/1/

(pronouns) http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/i-me-and-other-pronouns/1/

(me or I) http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/me-or-i/1/

(literally vs. figuratively) http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/literally-or-figuratively/1/http://theoatmeal.com/comics/literally

(negatives) http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/negatives/1/

(who vs. whom) http://theoatmeal.com/comics/who_vs_whom

(spines and speech) http://theoatmeal.com/comics/spines_speech

(handwriting) http://theoatmeal.com/blog/handwriting

(first, second, & third person) http://study.com/academy/lesson/point-of-view-first-second-third-person.html

(parallelism) https://www.grammarly.com/blog/parallelism/

 

SPACING:

http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/how-many-spaces-after-a-period

http://digitalsynopsis.com/design/funny-letter-spacing-kerning-fails/

 

CAPITALIZATION

(At the beginning of a sentence, Boston, the Center for Disease Control):

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/capitalization/1/

https://www.englishclub.com/writing/caps0.htm (continue on to “Why are capital letters difficult?,” “Word shape,” and “Take the test”)

http://www.english-zone.com/spelling/cap-names.html

 

The COMMA (,):

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/comma-story-terisa-folaron

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/commas/1/

(comma splice) http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/commasplice.htm

(Oxford comma) http://ed.ted.com/lessons/grammar-s-great-divide-the-oxford-comma-ted-ed

 

The APOSTROPHE (‘):

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/when-to-use-apostrophes-laura-mcclure

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/possessives/1/

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/contractions/1/

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/plural-possessives/1/

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/marks/apostrophe.htm

(it’s vs. its) http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/its-or-its/1/

(who’s vs. whose) http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/whos-or-whose/1/

(your vs. you’re) http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/your-or-youre/1/

 

The HYPHEN (-):

(number-noun modifiers) http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/adj_numbermodifiers.html

http://blog.bleacherreport.com/2013/10/14/hyphens-some-rules-and-common-errors-around-compound-modifiers/

http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/lrw/grinker/LwtaCompound_Adjectives.htm

http://www.jour.sc.edu/news/csj/CSJApr08.html

(suspended hyphens) http://crofsblogs.typepad.com/english/2005/08/suspended_hypen.htmlhttp://grammar.about.com/od/rs/g/Suspended-Compound.htm

 

The SEMICOLON (;):

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-to-use-a-semicolon-emma-bryce

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/semicolons/1/

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/semicolon

http://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/semicolons.asp

 

QUOTATION MARKS, double and single (” “, ‘ ‘):

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/quotation-marks/1/ http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/marks/quotation.htm (take the very helpful quiz at the bottom of the page)

http://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/quotes.asp

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/577/01/

http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/lrw/grinker/LwtaQuotation_Marks.htm

http://grammartips.homestead.com/Generalquotes.html

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/how-to-use-quotation-marks

 

ABBREVIATIONS & ACRONYMS (appt. & NASA):

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/abbreviations-and-acronyms/1/

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/abbreviations-acronyms-and-initialisms

 

The DASH (–):

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/dashes-versus-colons

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/22/mad-dash/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=1&

 

The COLON (:):

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/colons

http://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/colons.asp

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/marks/colon.htm

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/dashes-versus-colons

 

WORD USAGE (words that sound the same but are entirely different):

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/there-their-or-theyre/1/

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/homophones/1/

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/its-or-its/1/

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/bear-or-bare/1/

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/compliment-or-complement/1/

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/whos-or-whose/1/

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/lose-or-loose-/1/

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/your-or-youre/1/

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/illusion-or-allusion/1/

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/grammar/than-or-then/1/

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/misspelling

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/affect-versus-effect

http://www.englishforums.com/English/TheDifferenceBetweenEffectAffect/bwcq/post.htm

 

The ELLIPSIS (…):

http://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/ellipses.asp

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/marks/ellipsis.htm

 

BRACKETS, particularly the square kind ([ ]):

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/marks/bracket.htm

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/parentheses-brackets-and-braces

 

MISCELLANEOUS, meaning extra stuff:

(silent letters) http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/15-words-plagued-by-unusual-silent-letters

(the importance of practice) http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/what-new-research-on-the-brain-says-every-writer-should-do

(nor) http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/how-to-use-the-conjunction-nor

(plural names) http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/how-to-make-names-that-end-in-s-plural

(dashes, parentheses, & commas) http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/dashes-parentheses-and-commas

(power of simple words) http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-power-of-simple-words

(case against “good” and “bad”) http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-case-against-good-and-bad

(plagiarism) http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-punishable-perils-of-plagiarism-melissa-huseman-d-annunzio

(resume writing) http://finance.yahoo.com/news/interviewed-over-100-people-goldman-150000544.html

(power of simple words) https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-power-of-simple-words

(does grammar matter) https://ed.ted.com/lessons/does-grammar-matter-andreea-s-calude

(misplaced modifier) https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-misused-modifiers-can-hurt-your-writing-emma-bryce

(me, myself, & I) https://ed.ted.com/lessons/when-to-use-me-myself-and-i-emma-bryce

(how many English verb tenses) https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-many-verb-tenses-are-there-in-english-anna-ananichuk

(4 lessons on grammar and word choice) http://blog.ed.ted.com/2014/05/29/be-a-better-writer-in-15-minutes-4-ted-ed-lessons-on-grammar-and-word-choice/

(power of great [literary] introduction) https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-power-of-a-great-introduction-carolyn-mohr

(using rhetoric) https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-to-use-rhetoric-to-get-what-you-want-camille-a-langston

 

Agendaweb.org

Hundreds of activities for grammar, vocabulary, listening, and reading comprehension. Beginners, intermediate and advanced level ESL.

https://agendaweb.org/

 

Daily Grammar

Archive links to grammar lessons and quizzes.

http://www.dailygrammar.com/archive.html

 

English Grammar Course

70 Units of English Grammar

http://www.1-language.com/

 

GCF Global

Grammar to avoid making common mistakes in writing. https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/grammar

GCF Global’s YouTube playlist

 

GrammarBook

Grammar, punctuation, and other writing rules, quizzes.

https://grammarbook.com/

 

Guide to Grammar and Writing

Word and Sentence Level, Paragraph Level, Essay and Research Paper Level, Grammar Questions and Answers and Quizzes, Peripherals and PowerPoints

http://guidetogrammar.org/grammar/index.htm

https://ed.ted.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93andqs=grammar 

http://en.islcollective.com

http://guidetogrammar.org/grammar/index.htm

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpQQipWcxwt-_tkSZ3RLFNeme31Euy59l

https://agendaweb.org/

https://writingcenter.gwu.edu/grammar-resources  George Washington University

http://twp.duke.edu/twp-writing-studio/resources-students  Duke University

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/1/5/   Purdue OWL

http://arts.uottawa.ca/writingcentre/en/hypergrammar  University of Ottawa

https://www.grammarbook.com/interactive_quizzes_exercises.asp  Grammar Book

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl  Grammar Girl

http://www.buowl.boun.edu.tr/  Bogazici University OWL

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/tgg/   BBC Grammar Game Show

http://www2.elc.polyu.edu.hk/cill/grammar.htm  Center for Independent Language Learning

http://www.eslcafe.com/grammar.html  Dave’s ESL Cafe

http://www.english-the-easy-way.com/Grammar/Grammar_Page1.html  English the Easy Way

http://www.englishgrammarconnection.com/   English Grammar Connection

https://www.thoughtco.com/esl-grammar-4133089  English Grammar for Non-Native Speakers

https://www.englishpage.com/grammar/index.html   Online English Grammar Book

http://www.world-english.org/  World-English.org

http://www.uefap.com/grammar/gramfram.htm  uefap.com

https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/GramPunct.html  University of Wisconsin Madison

http://www.english-zone.com/grammar/index.html  English Zone.com

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE RESOURCES:

Academic Phrasebank

General resource for academic writers from the University of Manchester.

 http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk/

http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk/being-critical/

 

Agendaweb.org

Hundreds of activities for grammar, vocabulary, listening, and reading comprehension. Beginners, intermediate and advanced level ESL.

https://agendaweb.org/