Campus Writing Center Services
Writing consultants are available to our students at no cost. Consultants are NNU trained, and able to assist with writing conventions, format, citation styles, and parts of the writing process (bibliographies, title pages, etc...). Consultants are trained to work with students to better their papers, not to edit or write a student’s papers.
Drop-In Writing Consulting
Drop-in writing is by appointment in the summer. Please contact Professor Cathy Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Schedule an Appointment
1. To schedule a writing consultant, visit Tutor Matching Service.
2. Create an account the first time you log in by selecting “Sign Up” in the upper right corner of the page. You may use your NNU email account.
3. Choose an NNU Writing Consultant.
4. Select “See Calendar” and then select "Book Now". Find the date and time you would like from the tutor’s availability.
5. If you don't see the "Book" button, please send the tutor a message to propose a date and time for your session. You may also ask questions of the tutor by using the “Send Message” button.
Afterward, please go back to TMS and rate your tutoring experience. We utilize this information to continuously improve our services. Our tutors work hard, and it is good to let others know when they have done a good job!
Online Writing LabTo access our online writing lab, Enroll In Canvas
1. Enter your NNU username and password
Video Instructions - Paper Submissions
Grammarly and Turnitin
GrammarlyGrammarly is an automated grammar tutor and revision tool for academic writing. A web-based application, Grammarly works with you to develop sentence-level writing skills, prevent plagiarism, and reinforce proper revision habits. Upload drafts of your writing assignments to Grammarly to receive immediate instructional feedback on over 100 points of grammar and double-check if all sources are properly cited!
To access the program, go to www.Grammarly.com/edu/students and register using your NNU email address. Once you have registered you will receive an email confirming your registration. It is important to use your NNU e-mail to access the full-service institutional account.
What is Plagiarism?
Check out this website for a fun, interactive lesson on what exactly is plagiarism and how to avoid it.
Plagiarism Check Tool
If you would like to submit your paper to Turnitin, the website that your professor will use to check for plagiarism, ask for an instructional sheet from either CASA (email@example.com) or the Library. This instructional sheet contains the course ID number and password you will need to access the submission page for your paper. Once you have that sheet then return to this web page and click on the link above called Plagiarism Check Tool to begin the process. If you have questions, contact CASA (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Library.
Additionally, the following document provides instructions for registration and paper submission.
Here are some resources we hope will help as you write.
Grammar:Subject-Verb Agreement: This link can help you create agreement between the subject and verb in your sentences.
Subordniate Clauses: This link will help you sort out subordniate clauses.
Vague Pronoun References: Words like this, that, it, and which, leave the reader unsure to whom or what you refer. This link can help you with clarification in a sentence.
Verb Tense Shifts: This link will help you identify and avoid shifts in verb tense.\
Conjunctions and Apostrophe Use: This link will help you know how and where to use apostrophes.
Help with Citation Styles
APA Style- Click the link to find out more about APA style, how to use citations and compile a bibliography.
MLA Style- Click the link to find out more about MLA style, how to use citations and compile a bibliography.
Chicago/Turabian Style- Click the link to find out more about Chicago and Turabian, how to use footnotes, endnotes, and to compile a bibliography.