Writing Resources & Tutors
Resources Created or Provided by Pacifica
Recorded Webinars and Presentations
- APA and Paper Formatting – a recorded VoiceThread presentation by Jennifer Selig, Ph.D., core faculty, Humanities Program. This is composed of 46 individual slides, each focusing on various aspects of APA style and formatting, with voice commentary. Slides can be selected individually for viewing and listening.
- Building Your Academic CV While In School – a chart with suggestions, in PDF
- Tips for Mistake Free Grammar and Proofreading – 10 page PDF composed by Robyn Cass, Senior Dissertation Administrator. This is a handy reference guide designed to help you avoid the most common problems in academic writing.
On APA Style
- APA 6th Edition Quick View Sample Pages (PDF) – designed by the Clinical Psychology program for its students
- Citing Jung’s Collected Works
- Counseling Psychology Pacifica/APA style guidelines checklist (PDF)
- Counseling Psychology Student Papers Handbook for 2016 Matriculates (PDF)
- Counseling Psychology Student Papers Handbook for 2015 Matriculates (PDF)
- Counseling Psychology Student Papers Handbook for 2014 Matriculates (PDF)
- Counseling Psychology Thesis Handbook for 2015 matriculates (PDF)
- Counseling Psychology Thesis Handbook for 2013-14 matriculates (PDF)
- Library copies of the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition
On MLA Style
Resources From Other Organizations
Tutorials, Guides, and Books
- Avoiding Plagiarism (produced by Purdue’s Online Writing Lab)
- Ebrary ebooks on academic writing
- Ebrary ebooks on plagiarism
- General Writing and Rhetoric Videos (produced by Purdue’s Online Writing Lab)
- Library holdings for books on academic writing
- Proofreading (produced by Purdue’s Online Writing Lab)
- The Writing Process (produced by Purdue’s Online Writing Lab)
On APA Style
- APA Format: title page, running head, and section headings (YouTube video)
- APA Formatting Videos (produced by Purdue’s Online Writing Lab)
- APA Style Basics (video produced by the APA)
- APA Style Blog
- APA Style FAQs (from the APA)
- APA Style from Online Writing Lab (OWL) – by Purdue’s Online Writing Lab
- APA Style Guide to Electronic References 6th Edition. You can print it and/or save it to your computer one time, once you have accessed it (per APA policy)
On MLA Style
Free Writing Tutor Services
Pacifica provides access to three writing tutors listed below, free of charge to currently enrolled students who need help with course papers (not dissertations or theses). This includes English as Second Language (ESL) writing assistance. Tutors may help with grammar, structure, MLA and APA formatting, and more. Please contact tutors for appointments well in advance of due dates so that you can work with them in enough time to receive feedback, and at different points in the writing process. This will give you enough time to revise your papers as necessary. When submitting papers to the tutors, please also provide your actual course paper assignments. Tutors can then see what the requirements for the papers are. Please also tell tutors what you need or want from them when submitting your papers (e.g. APA formatting help, development of ideas, progression of ideas, grammar, or help with articulating your arguments). Support is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Cindy Dall (ESL Specialist): email email@example.com.
- Emily Balaguer: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Vicki Stevenson: email email@example.com.
Manuscript Editors & Dissertation/Thesis Resources
Below are links to pages listing independent editors for help with doctoral dissertations and master’s theses. These individuals are not employed by Pacifica, but offer their services for a fee. Pacifica Graduate Institute, therefore, cannot mediate any disagreements between these independent parties and students.