NOTE: These sources may not yet be updated for the newest version of the APA style guide, which is the 7th edition. If your professor wants you to use that version, make sure to use the "Quick Answers" on the APA style guide listed above.
Guide to Grammar and Writing (Capital Community College) A great overview of grammar and how to avoid common writing mistakes.
In the social sciences, writers usually use active rather than passive voice. If you majored in a health or natural science for your undergraduate degree, you might have been told to use the passive voice in your scholarly writing, so you'll have to switch when you write papers in public health.
Passive Voice: A mistake was made by the Finance Department.
Active Voice: The Finance Department made a mistake.
You can find further explanations of active/passive voice on these websites:
Turnitin is one of the tools that your professors may have you use to check your papers for copying and to help you with your writing. It's important to recognize that Turnitin does NOT check for plagiarism--it compares what you've written to other documents in its database to see if any of the text is the same. There are times when it's OK to have words from other documents in your papers--for example, when you're quoting. To find out more about how to use Turnitin, go to their QuickStart Guide for students, or watch the video below.
UNC at Chapel Hill has a wide variety of short and concise guides to a range of topics. https://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/
Here is a selection that are specifically useful to the types of writing you will be doing in the Program.