First Year Students @ Wayne

Welcome to Wayne State University! Learn what's available for you at the libraries, how to get started writing college research papers, and help using advanced features of OneDrive and Microsoft Office.

Books for Research Writing

The Handy English Grammar Answer Book

Whether you are writing a scientific article, a resume, or presenting information in the social media, The Handy English Grammar Answer Book is an engaging guide to writing with clarity. It offers fundamental principles, grammar rules, and punctuation advice, as well as insights on writing for different occasions and audiences.

The College Student's Guide to Writing a Great Research Paper

This guide will walk you through the entire process of writing a research paper, from choosing a topic, to conducting your research, to writing and editing each draft of the assignment.

How to Write Persuasively Today

This book is a step-by-step guide to harnessing the power to persuade in a variety of forms of writing.

Assignment Planner

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Use the Assignment Calculator to help you stay on top of your research paper. Put your start date and end date, and we'll compile a 12 step action plan for getting your paper done. You can also get email or text reminders for each step of the process.

OWL Guide to Academic Writing

WSU Writing Center

Located on the 2nd floor of the UGL, the Writing Center at the WRT Zone offers support for writing in many different ways, including generating ideas, revision, resumes, personal statement, etc. They offer face-to-face tutoring, in-class, workshops, online, and virtual meetings. For more information, visit the Writing Center website.


Call us to make an appointment for an individual tutoring session.

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Writing Center Hours

Help with Citing and Referencing Information Sources

Use the Library's quick guides to help with citing in MLA or APA style.