Additional Resources

Study Skills Resources

All UTC tutors are trained to assist students with academic and study skills strategies pertinent to their assigned courses. You can also email to discuss your particular concerns.

Downloadable study skills handouts from the UTC:


Writing and Research Resources

Writing Handouts

These downloadable handouts were created by writing consultants as a collaborative project and encompass a wide variety of topics often discussed in consultations:

AbstractsAPA Reference Sheet (6th Edition)Analysis vs. SummaryApostrophesChecklist for Evaluating a Presentation
Annotated BibliographiesChicago Reference Sheet (17th Edition)Brainstorming Outlining and OrganizingArticles (Definite and Indefinite) + Count and Noncount NounsNC State Campus Resources
Conventions of U.S. Academic WritingConclusionsHow to Peer ReviewCapitalizationNC State Library Resources
Effective Email CommunicationCounterargumentsIncorporating Your Learning Style into WritingCommas
Grant ProposalsFallaciesMoving Past Writer's BlockConditional Phrases + Modals
Literature ReviewsIntroductionsPlanning Your PaperDealing with Tricky Words
Narrative Basics and AutoethnographyMLA Reference Sheet (8th Edition)Preparing for Interviews and Negotiating SalariesPassive and Active Voice
Personal StatementsParaphrasing and Summarizing SourcesReading a Scholarly TextPrepositions
Resumes, CVs, Cover Letters, Personal StatementsQuotations and Using Credible SourcesStrategies for ProofreadingSemicolons, Colons, and Dashes
Rhetorical AnalysisThesis Statements and Topic SentencesTen Writing Priorities and Revising, Editing, and ProofreadingSentence Variety
Scientific Lab ReportsTransition Words and PhrasesSubject-Verb Agreement
Speeches and Oral PresentationsVerb Tense
Word Choice

Online Writing Guides

These guides are flash files and can be viewed in Google Chrome. When prompted, select “Click here to install” and select “Allow.”

Editing Strategies

Revising Strategies


Other Resources at NC State

NCSU Libraries: Videos and Interactive Guides

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article: The Video

Citation: A (Very) Brief Introduction

Discovering Books

Evaluating Sources for Credibility

Finding Articles Using Summon

From Idea to Library

Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students

Picking Your Topic IS Research

Searching in Google Scholar

NC State Offices, Clubs, and Courses

Academic Advising Services: Provides advice on academic success, major selection, and career development

Career Development Center: Provides resources for creating your resume

Counseling Center: Provides help with issues related to college campuses, such as social anxiety, depression, and academic performance

Disability Resource Office: Determines reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities

English Conversation Club: Offers informal practice speaking English

FLE Courses: Provides information about English as a foreign language courses

Labwrite: Offers help writing lab reports

Learning Styles Information: Assists in discovering possible strengths as well as habits that may lead to difficulty in academic settings


Useful Websites

The Benefit of Having Others Edit Your Work

Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips

Public Speaking Speech Topics and Ideas

Public Speaking Tips

Punctuation Made Simple

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Reverse Outline

Understanding Assignments

Understanding and Preventing Plagiarism

Why We Cite