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Handouts, exercises and other materials on many academic writing issues, including paragraph and essay organization, grammar and style, punctuation and mechanics, ESL, citing sources, and writing about literature are available in the Writing Center.

Below are links to some materials prepared by the staff of the Writing Center. To open the PDF files, you need Adobe Reader®.*

Term Paper Handbooks

Sierra College students and staff can pick up a free copy of one of the Writing Center's Term Paper Handbooks in LRC 424 on the Rocklin Campus. Please do not print these handbooks in the computer labs at Sierra College.

MLA handbook, 2009  Based on the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition. The Modern Language Association format is generally required in English and humanities classes, as well as other subjects.

Supplements to MLA handbook

APA handbook, 2009  Based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition. This format is generally required in psychology, social science, and some science classes.

Chicago handbook  Based on A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 8th edition, and The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. This format is required in some history classes.

CSE handbook  Based on Scientific Style and Format, 7th edition, and Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences, 4th edition. The Council of Science Editors format is required in some biology classes.

Computer Formatting Handouts

Formatting a Paper in Microsoft Word 2010 Computer instructions for setting up an academic paper in MLA format.

Formatting a Paper in Microsoft Word 2007 Computer instructions for setting up an academic paper in MLA format.

Formatting a Paper in Microsoft Word 2003 or Earlier Version   Computer instructions for setting up an academic paper in MLA format.

Creating a Works Cited Page in Microsoft Word 2010  Computer instructions for setting up a works cited page in MLA format.

Creating a Works Cited Page in Microsoft Word 2007  Computer instructions for setting up a works cited page in MLA format.

Creating a Works Cited Page in Microsoft Word 2003 or Earlier Version  Computer instructions for setting up a works cited page in MLA format.

Making an APA Running Header in Word 2010 How to set up the running header required for a paper in APA format (6th edition, 2009)

Indenting a Long Quotation in Word 2007 How to format a long quotation in MLA, APA, or Chicago style academic papers

Outlining in Word 2010 How to format a formal outline in Word 2010

Grammar Charts

The following handouts are copies of the posters on the walls in the Sierra College Writing Center, LRC 424 on the Rocklin Campus.

Compounding Methods

Subordinators and Relative Pronouns

Common Prepositions

Linking Verbs and Helping Verbs

Pronoun Case

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Copyright Policy: Web site visitors are free to download or reproduce these materials for educational purposes. However, without prior written permission from Sierra College Writing Center staff and Sierra College, these materials may not be published or otherwise reproduced for profit.

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