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Individual Support

Request an appointment with our Life Sciences Writing Specialist, Elaine Smolock, for your writing assistance needs.

Books from the CPD Lending Library

Check out books from the CPD Lending Library. To check something out, visit our office in G-9556 or email us with your request.

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
By Lynne Truss

The Elements of Style
By William Strunk Jr., E. B. White and Roger Angell

How to Write a Thesis
By Umberto Eco

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
By William Zinsser

Word Up! How to Write Powerful Sentences and Paragraphs (And Everything You Build from Them)
By Marcia Riefer Johnston and Scott Abel

Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer
By Roy Peter Clark

Online Resources


Eco's Echoes
From Inside Higher Ed, by Scott McLemee

4 Quick Tips for Better Writing in any Discipline
From Inside Higher Ed's Grad Hacker, by Shire Lurie

A Tentative Taxonomy of Writing (in Grad School)
From Inside Higher Ed' Grad Hacker, by Kelly Hanson


Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade (Fundamental English Writing)
From Coursera


150 Resources to Help You Write Better, Faster, and More Persuasively

Common Errors in English Usage

English Practice
Practice English grammar and writing, even if you’re a native speaker.