There are many excellent resources at the University of Texas at Austin and online to help you get the most out of your Signature Course writing.
The Undergraduate Writing Center
Trained UWC consultants will work with you on any writing project (even if it’s not for a class). They can send a note to your instructor upon request, letting him or her know what you’ve been working on. Additionally, UWC services are funded from student fees, so your visit is already paid for. The UWC is located in the Flawn Academic Center, room 211. Call 512-471-6222 or go online to make an appointment.
The UWC also has a set of handouts available, covering common writing problems like clarity, comma use, and sentence fragments.
The Elements of Style, William Strunk, Jr.
This classic text was later edited by Strunk’s student E.B. White, and is often referred to simply as “Strunk and White.” The essential information is all here online, clear and easy to understand. An excellent resource for troubleshooting problems in your prose.
Purdue Online Writing Lab
The Purdue OWL has a wide range of information available to student writers. Some links you might find particularly useful are:
- The Writing Process —Help getting started on an assignment, overcoming writer’s block, creating a thesis statement, developing an outline, and proofreading.
- Academic Writing —How to argue and provide evidence, paragraphing, conciseness, email etiquette, and appropriate language.
- Common Writing Assignments —Helpful information on the most common college writing assignments: Argument and research papers, bibliographies, essays, and more.
- Resources for ESL Students