Writing Resources

Sometimes writers need very specific information in an easy to access format–this section was created with that in mind. So before you start searching the rest of the OWC, look here for:


Frequently asked questions about writing in general and APA style, formatting, citing, and referencing.


Over 30 different easy to access resources on various writing topics including:

  • The writing process
  • APA style, formatting, citations, and references
  • Academic integrity and avoiding plagiarism
  • Writing a course paper
  • Writing a literature review


Get feedback on your writing from:

  • Smarthinking
  • Peer writing groups

undergraduate resources

Resources specifically developed for Capella undergraduates:

  • Four stages of writing
  • APA for citations and references
  • Firstcourse paper formats


Resources specifically developed for learners whose native language is other than English:

  • ESL Writing Courses
  • Smarthinking ESL/EFL writing specialists
  • ESL/EFL annotated web links