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GRAduate Student Skills

Writing Resources

LinkedIn Learning (formerly called Lynda.com) has dozens of tutorials related to writing. These courses include:

  • Writing a Proposal
  • Writing White Papers
  • Ninja Writing: The Four Levels of Writing Mastery
  • Writing Articles
  • Writing Case Studies
  • Writing in Plain English
  • Technical Writing: Reports
  • Writing a Research Paper
  • Grammar Foundations
  • Editing and Proofreading Made Simple
  • Advanced Grammar 

George Mason University Writing Center

The Writing Center

The Writing Center offers free writing support to Mason students, faculty and staff. Accomplished graduate and undergraduate students provide face-to-face tutoring, online tutoring, and workshops. They work with writers through all stages of the writing process from brainstorming and organizing to revising and polishing. To meet with a Writing Center tutor please schedule an appointment.

In addition to in-person tutoring, the Writing Center offers 45-minute video tutoring sessions for online students and on-campus students. Appointments for a video tutoring session can be made via the appointment scheduler.

ESL students who would like additional assistance can apply for the Writing Center's Opt-In Program.

Zotero

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research. 

To download Zotero, go to https://www.zotero.org/

Mason Libraries conduct Zotero workshops throughout the semester on the Fairfax and Mason Square campuses. Sign up for the workshops here

The library created the following video tutorials to help users download and fully utilize Zotero. 

  1. Zotero Part 1 - This video shows how to download Zotero and how to create an account. 
  2. Zotero Part 2.1 - This video shows how to add citations from the Zotero desktop client. 
  3. Zotero Part 2.2 - This video shows how to add citations from the internet using the browser plug-in. 
  4. Zotero Part 3 - This video shows how to organize sources in the Zotero library. 
  5. Zotero Part 4.1 - This video shows how to export citations. 
  6. Zotero Part 4.2 - This video shows how to import citations into Microsoft Word. 
  7. Zotero Part 4.3 - This video shows how to import citations into Google Docs. 
  8. Zotero Creating Groups - This video shows how to create groups in Zotero.