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SharkWrites: H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship: General Writing Resources


  • Students should refer to their program's specific guidelines whenever possible.
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Academic Writing

Writing Clearly and Concisely

Citation Styles and Management

Handouts prepared by NSU's Tutoring and Testing:

Dissertation Resources

For program-specific guidelines and templates, refer to your resources by college 


Paraphrasing, Quoting, and Synthesizing

Parts of Speech


Handouts prepared by NSU's Tutoring and Testing:




  • Punctuation in APA 
  • PowerPoint by FCE&SCJ professor Dr. David Ross; covers periods, commas, semi-colons, colons, italics, ellipsis, dash, en dash, hyphen, quotation marks, parentheses, capitalization, spacing

  • Punctuating Around Quotation Marks 
    Blog post from the American Psychological Association (APA) with charts to clarify where to place punctuation when quoting

  • Transitions 
    Chart by FCE&SCJ adjunct faculty Dr. Karen Bowser with common transitional expressions

  • See also sections on Grammar and Sentence Structure

Research Methods

Writer's Block

Writing Essays