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Assignment | Footprint Project (Benford): Writing Resources

GEOL 1405 | Prof. Bryn Benford (Fall 2021)

Writing Lab

The Writing Lab is available for in-person walk-ins + virtual consultations through Upswing.

What's Upswing & how does this work?

Is the writing coach in? Today's hours:

Writing consultants do not proofread your paper, rather they help you refine structural issues in your paper. They identify weaknesses within your writing and strengthen those areas to help you produce a better product. To maximize this process:

  • Have a copy of your assignment, along with any other necessary course materials and textbooks.
  • Ask specific questions.
  • Allow enough time to complete your assignment before the deadline.


It is wrong, It is embarrassing. It means trouble. Find strategies to avoid it: 

Proofreading Tool

Grammarly iconGrammarly is an online grammar and spell checker that improves communication by helping users find and correct writing mistakes. Grammarly contains a plagiarism checker. It’s easy to use and free to LSC-University Park students!

"Most of my work consisted of crossing out. Crossing out was the secret of all good writing."Mark Haddon, author
“You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it."  - Octavia Butler, author