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Academic Essay Writing
This section includes information on writing introductions and conclusions as well as overall organization tips for academic essays.

APA (American Psychological Association) Documentation
This section includes information on APA formatting of student papers and professional manuscripts as well as in-text citations and References pages.

Computer Tutorials
This section includes information on creating the following using Microsoft Word 365: column graphs, pie charts, headers, tables of contents, and tables as well as setting up an academic essay using Microsoft Word 365.

Editing Strategies
This section includes useful editing tips as well as information on how to use Read Aloud/Speak in Microsoft Word 365 and how to use a Macintosh computer to read your work out loud to you.

Email Messages
This section includes information on writing professional email messages in school and the workplace.

Employment Materials
This section includes information on writing professional résumés and job application letters.

Financial Aid Letters
This section includes information on writing a financial aid appeal letter at Parkland College.

Graphs, Charts, and Tables
This section includes information on using Microsoft Word 365 to create column graphs, pie charts, and tables. This section also includes information on how to integrate a visual into a larger piece of writing.

LAS 189 Materials
This section includes information on writing an LAS 189 IM document.

MLA (Modern Language Association) Documentation
This section includes information on MLA formatting of student papers as well as in-text citations and Works Cited pages.

Paragraphs and Transitions
This section includes information on paragraph organization, transitions between paragraphs, and building a paragraph using outside source support.

Personal Statements for College Applications and Scholarships
This section includes information on how to write essays for college admission and scholarship opportunities.

Punctuation
This section includes information on the following points of punctuation: apostrophes, colons, commas, comma splices, quotation marks, run-on sentences, and semicolons.

Research Skills
This section includes helpful hints on writing academic research papers, annotated bibliographies, and formal outlines. This section also includes information on the “big four” research writing skills: synthesizing, summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting.

Sentence-level Errors
This section includes information on the three big sentence-level errors: comma splices, run-on sentences, and sentence fragments.

Style and Mechanics
This section includes information on the following style and mechanics issues: active and passive voice, agreement, capitalization, conciseness and clarity, conjunctions, point of view, pronouns, singulars and plurals, and verb tenses.

TEAMS Online Writing Lab Sessions
This section includes a brief handout showing you how to use Teams to request an online Writing Lab session.