Writing Assistance

How do I get assistance with my writing or have someone review it?

All students, undergraduate and graduate, may receive a free review of their essay within 12 hours by utilizing the services provided in Canvas.  When logged into Canvas, click on "Account" in the top left.  Then click on "Tutor.com: 24/7 Online Tutoring". At the top, click the button to "Submit a Paper for Review" and follow the on-screen instructions.  Your paper will be reviewed by a professional tutor within 12 hours.

The University Writing Center provides free writing assistance to students both on and off campus.  Students who are on-campus may make an appointment to sit down with a writing tutor to review work.  Online students (MSN and RN-BSN) may make an appointment for a virtual meeting.  The tutor and student both login together and review the work virtually or over the phone.  Please visit their website for more information: https://www.uncp.edu/departments/university-writing-center 

How do I learn how to use APA?

We highly recommend students purchase the APA Manual, 6th Edition.  Students may also use the online resource provided via Purdue OWL for formatting explanations, sample essays, and more. You can visit Purdue OWL at: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/in_text_citations_the_basics.html

How do I find journal articles?

UNCP now uses PRIMO through Livermore Library.  This search engine will link you to all peer-reviewed articles that the university has provided access to.  You can access PRIMO by visiting the Library's website at: https://www.uncp.edu/academics/library.  You may also view the tutorial below about how to use PRIMO.