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The Writing Center
Resources for Writers and Instructors

In-class workshops tailored to the needs of particular students and campus-wide workshops for students are available. This service is offered on a limited basis depending on class times and tutor or facilitator availability. Contact  the Director of the Writing Center, at 864-503-5883 for more information.

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Professional Writing Assistance  


General Documentation Information  

  • bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/
    Provides a comprehensive set of models in MLA, APA, Chicago Manual of Style (Turabian) and CSE documentation styles. Is current with updated editions of manuals. A downloadable pdf with models from the new 7th edition MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers is also available.
  • www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/plag/paraphrasing.php
    Provides comprehensive tutorial with useful exercises on paraphrasing, direct quoting and appropriate documentation.

When to Cite Sources  



  • www.chompchomp.com/menu.htm
    Grammar Bytes site includes a dictionary of grammar-related terms, exercises and handouts to clarify common grammar mistakes, and 20 minute lessons to refresh writing skills. Site also offers quick tips and rules for those in a hurry.
  • www.wwnorton.com/college/english/write/writesite/
    The Norton Write site accompanies the Norton texts used during Freshman Composition courses. It simplifies and provides examples of MLA, APA, CMS and CSE style papers. Proper documentation is also included. Exercises and quizzes are available.

CSE and Science Writing  

YouTube Videos  

Research Logs    

Resources for Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism  

Plagiarism quiz (can send quiz results to professor)  

Additional Links  

    Materials on this page have been made available for instructional purposes only. Contact the Writing Center (864-503-5883) for permission to duplicate or use for any other purpose.  


    Monday - Thursday
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Make an Appointment
    To schedule an appointment with the Writing Center, call 864-503-5883 or stop by HPAC 136.

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    Contact Us
    The Writing Center
    Location: HPAC 136
    Phone: 864-503-5883

    Brock Adams
    Director of the Writing Center

    USC Upstate
    Department of Languages, Literature & Composition
    800 University Way
    Spartanburg, SC 29303
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