The first of these services available in the Center for Writing Excellence is Write Point. This program allows me to submit my papers for review before I turn them in. During this review the program provides feedback on basic grammar usage and also provides suggestions on how to make the writing better. This is a wonderful tool for someone who has weak grammar skills.
Next is the Plagiarism Checker. This program lives up to it title by checking for plagiarism. Plagiarism is easiest defined as stealing or copying someone else’s work and trying to pass it off as your own. Plagiarism is a very serious offense in my opinion. This program is specifically designed to keep you from plagiarizing someone else’s work. Once you submit your paper to the Plagiarism Checker it will provide you with feedback to let you know if any portion of your paper has been plagiarized. If it comes back identified as plagiarism it is our responsibility as students to either submit a reference paper citing the original author or rewrite that portion of the paper in original words.
Another program found in the Center for Writing Excellence is Tutorials and Guides. This program helps me in understanding principles of grammar and also some formatting guides for different types of writing. Something that I enjoyed within this program is the fact that you can read about a certain grammar principle and then take a quiz which allows me to know which area in need to concentrate on more.
Academic honesty is something else that is very important to me. By being honest academically it allows me to grow more intellectually because it gives me a sense of confidence. An example of academic...