Not sure where to start that project for English 101 or 202? Why not begin your initial brainstorming and general research with help from our WRCS Research Guide? By partnering with Hunter Library, we've developed a "one-stop" portal to help you quickly access the information you need to be a successful writer in WRCS and beyond!
You can begin your project with the WRCS Research Guide or visit any one of the following helpful links below. And if you find that you still need help, don't forget to contact your English 101 or English 202 instructor for more information.
- Documentation: MLA Style Guides
- Grammar, Spelling Usage, and Style
- The Research Paper
- Student Support Services (including disabilities)
Contact Suzanne Baker, acting director, at 227-7127.
- Writing and Learning Commons
Located in Belk 207, the Writing and Learning Commons provides free peer tutoring to all WCU students, especially students in WRCS courses. Call 227-2274. Find out more about workshop offerings in areas such as time management, note-taking, goal-setting, and exam preparation. Visit the website for additional learning and writing resources, hours of operation, and appointment information, http://walc.wcu.edu/.
- English Department
Visit it for interesting and important information on everything from job opportunities to grammar help.
- The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
- American Heritage Book of English Usage
- Strunk and White’s Elements of Style
- American Heritage Dictionary
- The Guide to Grammar & Writing
- The Internet Grammar of English
- The Writing and Learning Commons
- The Writing and Learning Commons electronic guide to MLA citation
- A Research Guide for Students
- Rules for Writers online
- The Owl at Purdue
- Project Muse: Scholarly Journals Online
- Computing Requirement at WCU
- Information Technology Services
Visit the IT Services website for information from how to use your student email account to when you can sign up to take a workshop on PowerPoint or WebCT.
- Open Access Computer Labs
Visit the Computer Labs website to learn more about lab locations, hours, and support services.
- IT Online Help Desk
Visit for tutorials in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as basic computer skill information.
- Office of Educational Outreach/Continuing Education
Need some basic instruction in computer skills or keyboarding? Contact the Office of Continuing Education at 227-7397 to request a mini-course.