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Frequently Asked Questions - Writing and Statistics Help

Assistance is available for any academic class assignment, resume, cover letter, article for publication, thesis, or dissertation. The writing consultant concentrates on form, organization, grammar, consistency, and writing style required by the student's academic program.

The Writing Center has handouts on APA, MLA, and Turabian. The consultant can suggest sources for examples of other citation styles also.

You may schedule an appointment at any stage of the writing process.

This useful report, written by a statistics consultant, can give you some information about how to report your statistics in APA format. The attached report is a PDF file.

The library has the most recent editions of Chicago Manual of Style, the APA Style Manual and the MLA Handbook - available on reserve at the reference desk. However, the Writing Center is available to all OU faculty & students to help with citation and formatting questions. In addition, there is a variety of helpful resources listed on their website. The library Front Desk staff will do their best to help with Word, PowerPoint or any other software questions, but are unable to handle all technology questions.

Yes! You can send your paper to Writing Center staff electronically using our online submission form.

Yes! It is listed under IBM SPSS in the Start Menu.

Appointments with the writing center can be scheduled online through the Library Chat or by contacting Patty Murray. Walk-ins are always welcome. Appointments generally last 30 minutes and can be made at any point in the writing process. It is helpful to upload your paper to Hope or Patty at the Writing Center before the time of your appointment. Please plan ahead for longer papers as they take longer to review.