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The Writing Center, OWL and Virtual Writing Center: Writing Center Videos: APA, MLA & Others

Your writing resource center with help from brainstorming to polishing your papers.

Writing Center Videos


These are YouTube movies created to help with adding citations to APA or MLA formatted papers as well as other informational videos. Browse and view.

MLA Videos

Other Videos (3:48)

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 for virtual/face to face writing service or more information.


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 ( 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.

APA Videos

Writing Referral v. Academic Misconduct Referral

The Plagiarism Traffic School is available to aid our students. The Instructor will have to submit an Academic Misconduct Referral. Once a student is referred, the Vice President of Instructional Services will decide if the Plagiarism Traffic School is the correct path. The instructor may also submit a Writing Referral, which will send students to the Citation Boot Camp. The Citation Boot Camp may also be embedded in your course. See below for an explanation of each, look in the box labeled Academic Misconduct v. Writing Referral, or click here to see a video regarding the difference (this will open in a new window):

Academic Misconduct Referral:

  • Student has written and submitted a paper with egregious errors in citing resulting in Plagiarism and failed the paper as a result.
  • Student has written and submitted a paper with cut and paste copying and not cited his/her source(s).
  • Student has written and submitted a paper without citing sources.
  • The end result is that the student has failed the paper for Plagiarism.
  • This referral is recorded and tracked in Maxient (behavior management software).

Writing Referral:

  • You notice on a draft or as a result of questions that student does not have the necessary skills to properly document/cite a future paper.
  • Student has submitted a draft that has glaring errors in citing.
  • Student has shared with you concerns that s/he does not have the skills for writing a research paper.
  • Student comes to you with questions about what citing is.
  • Student appears ill-prepared to write a properly formatted and cited paper.
  • This referral is not recorded in Maxient (behavior management software).

Please remember that the Plagiarism Traffic School focuses on the basic skills of formatting and citing. It is not meant to be a punitive process. Our purpose is to help students make ethical writing choices so that they are submitting properly formatted and cited papers. The Citation Boot Camp (CBC) is a very short introduction to explain what citing, formatting and references are. It is 2 modules that your class may be added to or a student may be referred on an individual basis. If you have questions or concerns or would like a presentation regarding the Plagiarism Traffic School or Citation Boot Camp, please feel free to contact Heidi: or