Writing CenterCASE Boston
The Writing Center is open for online appointments. Students can schedule appointments by visiting WCOnline.
All appointment times are Eastern Time (Boston, MA).
If you have difficulty finding an available appointment, please sign up for the waitlist (link on the lower right side of each day's schedule).
- Writing Center FAQ
- Make an appointment online now.
Appointments can be scheduled in advance – if you have a deadline approaching, please schedule accordingly.
- Scientific Writing Resource (Guidelines for style): Duke University
The main goals of scientific writing are precision and concision. This website provides explanations for improving your scientific writing style, using examples and worksheets that can help you apply these lessons to your own drafts. The Writing Center also has a handout on tips for concision; feel free to stop by and grab a copy.
- Types of Plagiarism (Bowdoin University)
Most plagiarism is not done purposefully and may arise from not knowing that it can take unintentional forms. This website provides clear definitions for the different types of plagiarism, along with examples of them. It also links to pages about when to cite, what counts as "common" knowledge, and tips on how to avoid plagiarizing.
- Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): MLA 8
This website provides clear formatting instructions for your in-text citations and works cited list. The menu bar on the left divides references into types of sources. This is a helpful site for common sources (books, journal articles, online article from a database, etc.).
- MLA Style Blog
Have a nontraditional source that isn’t in your handbook or the Purdue OWL? Not sure how to alphabetize a Works Cited page when a citation begins with a number? How do you cite a Tweet? This website, run by MLA editors, has your answers. Use the search box on the upper right side of the screen to find the blog entry for your specific question.
- APA Basic Tutorial
This site provides an overview of APA formatting. The tutorial has useful charts for in-text and parenthetical citations as well as broader formatting. It provides sample sections of APA formatted papers. And because the website is maintained by the American Psychological Association (APA), the information is kept up to date.
- APA Blog
Have a nontraditional source that isn’t in your handbook or the Purdue OWL? When do you need to cite a web page? How do you cite a Ted Talk on YouTube? The APAstyle.org blog has your answers. Use the search box on the upper right side of the screen to find the blog entry for your specific question.
- Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus
This well-renowned resource provides detailed entries that can help you choose the precise word to express your ideas.
If you would like the Writing Center to visit your class in preparation for upcoming assignments, please contact ULN@mcphs.edu