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Writing Tools

Please look over the following tools all provided to you as a student for free.


Grammarly

Grammarly 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 https://www.grammarly.com/ 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.

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Turnitin

Questions about plagiarism? You can run a pre-check on papers through Turnitin. For instructions on how to access Turnitin, please visit the Turnitin Guide through the NNU Riley Library website.

Writing Resources

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.\


Punctuation:

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.