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MSU Program in Public Health: Writing Help

General guide for resources useful to the MSU Program in Public Health.

APA Basics

  • APA also has a website that includes some "Quick Answers" and general advice on formatting and citation questions
  • APA Style Essentials by Douglas Degelman, Ph.D., and Martin Lorenzo Harris, Ph.D. offers an up-to-date overview.


Grammar & Style

Guide to Grammar and Writing (Capital Community College) A great overview of grammar and how to avoid common writing mistakes.

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Below are some resources to help you avoid plagiarism in your writing:

Plagiarism (UNC-Chapel Hill)

How to avoid plagiarism (University of Wisconsin)

Should I paraphrase or quote? (University of Wisconsin)

How to paraphrase a source (University of Wisconsin)

Successful vs. unsuccessful paraphrases (University of Wisconsin)

Writing Assistance

The MSU Writing Center

The Writing Center in Michigan State University offers consultations at locations on the MSU campus.

They have quick guides here

Writing Guides

UNC at Chapel Hill has a wide variety of short and concise guides to a range of topics.

Here are a slection that are specifically useful to the types of writing you will be doing in the Program.

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