Writing Handbook

Capella University's Writing Handbook contains a wealth of writing resources in an easily downloadable format. Our handbook consists of the following key areas which will help you to produce a seamless paper from start to finish. Each section features online highlights, as well as a full-text pdf that you can download for more in-depth information on specific topics.

writing process

The recursive, non-linear writing process we recommend helps writers produce stronger, more focused work because it highlights connections and allows for movement between research and the phases of writing.
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grammar

Learn about the basics of the English language including proper sentence structure, mechanics and use of punctuation.
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business & technical writing

This section explores the use of Business & Technical Writing, and how it differs from Academic Writing.
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apa style & formatting

Review highlights to help you quickly understand the fundamentals you need to write a course paper that meets the APA guidelines.
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annotated bibliography

Explore the the types of annotation, uses of annotated bibliographies and how to format annotated bibliographies in APA style.
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