Resource List for Students

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Writing Skills Improvement Program (WSIP)

Tutoring for writing skills and APA formatting:

  • free 50-minute tutoring services every other week (registration required)
  • free drop-in 15-30 minute available during regular school week (registration required)
  • individual and group sessions available
  • workshops offered throughout the year (see calendar)
  • lending library for writing resources
  • fee-based services for job marketing and editing

Writing Skills Improvement Program (WSIP)

Resources Pages with links for handouts and other web resources: Writing Skills Tip Sheets, Multilingual Resources, General Writing & Related Resources, Graduate Resources

YouTube – Heather Hall

YouTube: Introduction to Scholarly Writing
Good tips for scholarly writing for nurses and discussion on APA formatting

Writing Skills Improvement Program (WSIP)

Professional editing service for PhD and DNP students: The cost is $50/hour, must complete editing request form and upload documents at No payment is made until clients hear back from WSIP, given an estimate of how many hours editing is expected to take. Usually suggest paying only for a couple/few hours initially and adding hours as needed.  Once the editing is agreed on, clients are sent a link to the online store, where they can purchase hours.

University of Wisconsin-Madison: The Writing Center

UW-Madison Writer’s Handbook: Lots of really good resources for all aspects of writing including academic and professional writing, writing process and structure, improving writing style, grammar and punctuation, citing references.

Univ of N. Carolina at Chapel Hill: The Writing Center

Great resource page which includes writing abstracts, paraphrases, reading strategies, vocabulary building, and much more.


PERRLA is a software program that formats your paper automatically into APA/MLA format.  It will create and format the title page, table of contents, reference page, abstract, etc. Easy to use and makes formatting papers painless! Check out the tutorial videos on the home page. There is a subscription but well worth the price. 

Annually: $59.95
Monthly: $7


Software for formatting bibliographies, finding full text, and searching for references.  Fee – but check for student procing.

Resource Source Specific Information How To Access Location
YouTube How to format an APA paper.  Learn how to make a template for your future papers set in APA format.  You may not need all the ideas here such as making a table of contents, but you will find the tips to be extremely helpful if you want to set up the APA format yourself.
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) Writing resources On-line
Purdue OWL

APA Style Workshop: Great overview with specific examples and information for all aspects of APA writing On-line


Source Description Access Location Formulas and examples for medication calculations On-line