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Come here to get help with APA formatting, making ethical writing choices (avoiding plagiarism), additional research help and NoodleTools.

Defining APA Formatting

APA stands for the American Psychological Association. What they have done is come up with rules for how a paper should look and sound. There are multiple formatting styles for papers. However, because you are in the Health field, you will be using APA formatting.

Ethical Writing Choices - Avoiding Plagiarism

Don't know what plagiarism is? Unsure of how to make ethical writing choices? Follow this link for more information.

Professional Writing

Presenting yourself as a professional in the work place is essential. While this refers to how you dress, speak and address the doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and patients, this also applies to your writing skills. Professional and accurate writing skills are essential. Your writing skills not only reflect you, but they are also a reflection of the office in which you work and the people with whom you work. It is vital to have and develop high quality writing skills in order to obtain and maintain a career in your profession.

Wikipedia

Wikipedia is not considered a college level source. It may be used as a resource for finding additional sources from which to gather information. Wikipedia itself is not to be used as a source on any college level paper.

The Writing Center Semester Office Hours

The Writing Center

Winter 2020:

Tuesday: 12n - 4p email the OWL; you will be answered within minutes * we have virtual appointments available see below for more information.

Wednesday: 10a - 2p email the OWL; you will be answered within minutes * we have virtual appointments available see below for more information.

Thursday: 9a - 12n email the OWL; you will be answered within minutes  * we have virtual appointments available see below for more information.

All questions, please contact owl@kirtland.edu for virtual/face to face writing service or more information.

The OWL

Is your online writing assistance. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response.

Please read the submission guidelines before submitting your paper as we have to return papers with not enough information.

The Virtual Writing Center

By appointment - please email the OWL for additional information.

 

Is our online face-to-face tutoring.Students may email the OWL to set up several appointment options. Please email the OWL (owl@kirtland.edu) for directions in signing up for this great service or for setting up tutoring if you cannot use our Writing Center Hours.

****Please remember that the Writing Center is a tutoring service. It would be unethical for us to edit or proofread papers. We are here to assist you with your writing questions and concerns.