Writing effectively is a major component of educational success. To facilitate student achievement in a variety of disciplines, Grand Canyon University provides its students with a Writing Center that includes style manuals, templates, websites, and writing samples to help students complete written course assignments, familiarize themselves with specific writing guidelines and requirements, and improve overall writing skills that can be used throughout their university careers and beyond.
The following websites provide valuable resources for composing and documenting student writing assignments.
In today's high velocity, change-oriented workplaces, workers have little time to spend reading documents which are wordy and where the reader has to search for the compelling information shared. The notion of an executive summary has become more and more popular as a way of distilling vitally important information for your reader, compelling them to your viewpoint as writer and strategist.
Students are sometimes given an assignment to write an annotated bibliography, either as a stand-alone assignment or in conjunction with a paper. The following resource provides guidelines and examples of annotated bibliographies for APA, MLA, and Turabian style. Consult the appropriate style guide above for guidelines and examples of the citation portion of the annotated bibliography.
Students sometimes have the opportunity to complete assignments in the form of PowerPoint (PPT) presentations. The following resource provides an introduction to some basic information, strategies, and techniques students can use to create effective PPT presentations for course assignments.
The following examples are provided to illustrate general expectations for a variety of student writing assignments. The examples that use APA style and formatting are presented using the guidelines of the 6th edition of the APA manual.