Academic Success & Writing Resource Center & Blog

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What’s the Academic Success & Writing Resource Center & Blog? Well, the Writing Center in the Academic Success Center at Purdue Global has been hard at work not only readying our resources for the University’s official transition to APA Style 7th edition in January 2021, but we’ve also been hard at work with our new blog (which you are reading now!) as well as creating a resource hub that will house new and essential resources. The entire space is public-facing with what we hope is a clean, visually appealing, and easy-to-navigate design. 

How about a guided tour of sorts? The “resource center” hub is organized by four key categories at present–College Writing, Using Sources & APA Style, Effective Writing Podcasts, and Learning for Success. Within each of these major categories are an assortment of resources, some text-based but many that are multimodal. The Resource Center & Blog content is searchable, so finding information is a snap. Need help with an in-text citation for your favorite Effective Writing podcast? Just put in your search terms and all content matching what you entered will populate. Need some information on APA Style 7th edition, put your key terms in the search field, and away you go!

Of course you can also look for content from within one of the resource categories. For example, clicking on the College Writing category will take you to a page with the  subgroups Audience and Formality, Assignments and Essays, and Argument and Persuasion. Beneath each of these subgroups, you will find a variety of resources that support composition and writing across the curriculum. Some new resources to bring to your attention include Writing an Informative Essay, Writing a Persuasive Essay, and Writing an Annotated Bibliography.

Other new resources of interest can be found in the Using Sources and APA Style category where you will find subgroups devoted to APA Style Documentation & Formatting, Using Sources, and Plagiarism Information. In the Plagiarism Information section, the Writing Center has such resources as Writing with Integrity and Internet Research: Avoiding Plagiarism.

One sure-fire way to stay up-to-date with new content from the Academic Success & Writing Resource Center & Blog is to subscribe to our blog so that each Friday, you receive an email that offers the newest information available. 

Until next week–

Kurtis Clements

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