General Writing Resources
OWL at Purdue, Online Writing Lab: Offers online handouts covering writing, research, grammar, and MLA and APA style. A fantastic resource!
Grammar Girl: A grammar advice blog. You might try listening to her podcast, too.
A Writer's Reference: Great tutorials, helpful exercises, and model papers to help with your formatting and style.
Writing an Email to Your Professor: Don't sound silly.
Clarity and Coherence
Consistency Matters: Five ways to eliminate common obstacles to understanding.
ESL (English as a Second Language) Issues
Extra ESL Helps: Keep an editing log to hold on to improvement
Make sure you cite your sources using the appropriate style for the assignment. Ask your professor which citation style they prefer for the assignment.
Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide: A useful and quick cheat-sheet citation guide to the Chicago Manual Style.
Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Style Guide for Students (Second Edition): A handy reference for students using the Society of Biblical Literature style (recommended for bible students).
American Psychological Association (APA) Style Guide for Students: This style is usually reserved for students doing pastoral or spiritual care and counseling writing.
DU/Iliff Joint PhD Program Dissertation Formatting Guide: A formatting guidebook for dissertation authors in the Joint Doctoral Program
The Thesis Whisperer: an inspirational blog newspaper dedicated to the topic of doing a doctoral thesis/dissertation
While, of course, you should follow the DU guide for formatting, this Dissertation Writing Guide from the University of Michigan Library is very helpful about some specific solutions dealing with Microsoft Word. In particular, I like the Working with Styles section.
Students often find this Word .docx template (which follows Turabian's guide to Chicago style helpful to use, as it will help with many of the style and formatting issues that students often find troublesome. However, please take necessary precautions to assure that it complies with the current OGS and DU standards!