Writing and Communication Center


Citing Sources

A variety of tools for handling citing sources in APA, MLA, Chicago, CSE and several other citation styles, with the most up-to-date methods for citing online sources. Also links to citation machines, and strategies for successful paraphrasing and use of quotations. 

Reference Materials

Reference materials to many useful online resources including punctuation and grammar webpages, dictionaries, an online technical writing textbook, and Ask Betty, an extensive, user friendly resource for grammar, which includes a Frequently Asked Questions section. 


Helpful information sheets created by the UW Bothell Writing and Communication Center and others that can be downloaded and printed and address topics including: formatting Annotated Bibliographies, Noun/Pronoun Agreement, Avoiding Run-on Sentences, use of the Semicolon, and Active versus Passive Voice. 

Evaluating Online Sources

Advice from four different universities, including the UW Bothell, for assessing the sometimes-overwhelming variety-and amount-of information available on the World Wide Web. Read more on evaluating online sources.

Literature Reviews

Writing a literature review? The Writing Center at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill has a great handout.

Scientific Reports

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center provides a great resource for writing scientific reports.

Other Writing Resources

Gateways to other writing resources such as writing centers; links to the University of Washington library system and UW Bothell's Quantitative Skills Center.

For a quick primer on writing across the curriculum (WAC), check out the resources provided by the WAC Clearinghouse. You can peruse their Table of Contents, or jump straight to pages such as, “what makes a good writing assignment?” and “how can I handle responding to drafts?”

The University of Minnesota Center for Writing provides a useful set of resources on teaching with writing. Check out their main landing page or jump straight to sections on assignments and activities or grammar and mechanics.

The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin hosts a set of robust resources on teaching with writing, including tips for working with multilingual writers and designing plagiarism-resistant assignments.