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John Esch Library | Lakeland University | W3718 South Drive | Plymouth, WI 53073 | (920) 565-1038 ext. 2420
Writing Assistance (Self-paced)
LearningExpress (courtesy of Badgerlink)
For students needing a writing skills refresher, encourage them to try the practice exercises in LearningExpress. First time visitors should register as new users. An individual account allows students to start exercises, leave and later resume where they left off. Both College Center and Adult Learning Center include writing exercises.
The Hayssen Academic Resource Center (HARC), located at our main campus in the Old Main building, offers:
- Tutoring, including writing, math and subject specific tutoring,
- Academic support, and
- Disability Services for Lakeland University Students.
See Study Resources section of Blackboard for tutor schedule. Follow the directions for setting up an appointment using Starfish.
Sample Writing Checklists & Rubrics
Would a checklist improve the quality of your students' written work? Here are some examples.
When creating directions for an assignment requiring research, be specific.
Good: Use five sources or more. At least 3 must be from peer-reviewed journals or scholarly books. Websites cited are authoritative. (Viewed as reliable by experts in the field.) Consider stating a time range for articles if appropriate. For example: limit articles to those published from 2007 to current. Justify use of sources that are older.
Vague: Use information from a variety of sources.
SafeAssign is a plagiarism checker available through Blackboard. It detects word matches between the submitted assignment and other sources. It will not identify writing issues, spelling errors or mistakes in formatting citations. Blackboard help for SafeAssign can be found here. You can add SafeAssign to your course content on Blackboard. The library also offers access to SafeAssign for students whose teachers do not offer SafeAssign. For additional information on adding SafeAssign to your course, contact Andrew Damp. Students wishing to use the library access to SafeAssign should email Jamie Kellner.