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.

Resources From Other Organizations

Tutorials, Guides, and Books

On APA Style

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.

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.