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Writing & Reading Assistance

Whether you are nervous at the thought of writing a sentence or are someone who wants help in the final stages of your Master's thesis, we can help! In addition to our tutors, we have numerous reference books and handouts, computer software, and brochures to assist you.

Until you can come in to see us try these links:

Grammar and Style Guides for Writers
Provides links to style guides, grammar guides, and information on citing sources.

The Purdue University Writing Lab was one of the first writing labs to go online, and it remains one of the best websites for college level writing. This online writing lab (OWL) contains excellent handouts on a multitude of topics and links to other high quality OWL’s. You should spend a little time surfing this site to see all it has to offer.

Southern University of Illinois at Carbondale sponsors this OWL which contains very helpful handouts, as well as information and links to less popular styles such as Turabian and Chicago.

The Writing Center site at Johnson County Community College has links to many handouts on grammar, style, and writing a bibliography. Look in the gray bar on the left side of the site under student resources.


This site helps you with writing a paper from start to finish. Look at the site Table of Contents on the left to expedite your search for answers and information.

This site has you enter the necessary information for citing resources and then puts the information in the appropriate order for proper citation.

This site creates a Works Cited instantly. All you need is the appropriate information!

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Reading is critical to success in college. If you need help managing large amounts of reading, want to work on your reading speed, are worried about your comprehension, or need to work on developing other reading skills, call us at 816.501.3666 or email us for an appointment.


Written in a question format, this site is inclusive and easy to use.


This site includes an explanation of the APA style in the form of a paper.

Electronic references are the focus of this web site produced by the American Psychological Association (APA).

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