School of Arts and Communication

School of Arts and Communication

Writers' Den

The Writers’ Den is the place students meet to improve their writing with the guidance of writing tutors and faculty members.

The Writers' Den is a space for students to:

  • brainstorm  topics
  • focus ideas
  • revise papers
  • peer edit
  • polish prose
  • overcome obstacles
  • share success 

Applications for tutoring positions are now open. Please contact Dr. Andy Stanfield for more information.  

Resources for Writing

Purdue Online Writing Lab

Writing Lab

The award winning Purdue Writing Lab has resources for writing, research, grammar, mechanics, style guides, ESL, job search, and professional writing activities.  Search their databases for guidelines, review, and practice materials.

Research Materials


  • English Grammar 101
    For the individual seeking  essential grammar instruction, site offers free online review and practice materials.
  • Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tricks
    Mignon Fogarty gives quick lessons in grammar issues with humorous commentary.  
  • Sentence Diagramming
    To view the intricacies of how sentences work, sentence diagramming shows graphical relationships.

Useful Writing Guides

  • The Elements of Style by William Strunk & E. B. White
    This is the classic style manual for strong English writing.
  • They Say, I Say by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein
    These sites provide templates  for integrating resources, quotations, and other source information into an academic paper with appropriate signal words.  Graff explains the academic conventions for integrating sources into research projects.