Welcome to the PHSC Writing Center

This site was created in order to provide a consistent source for information on essay writing, grammar, research, and using MLA and APA style for documenting sources to avoid plagiarism.

Specifically designed for Pasco-Hernando State College students, certain contents are used as an e-text for the online English Composition 1101 and an e-handbook for all English Composition 1102 courses.  The site also is used for the APA and MLA content for Microcomputer Applications.  Other courses are also using this site for writing and grammar related content.

Students can find brief explanations of the rules of grammar such as how to use commas and apostrophes under the Grammar section.  The section on Essays reviews organization and development of content of an academic essay. The section on Research covers the various types of sources.  The MLA and APA sections give the basic rules of these citation systems to avoid plagiarism. Each section has exercises to help reinforce learning.

We hope that this site is a useful tool to enhance writing skills and encourage you to give us feedback, including suggestions and content for how the site can be improved as a resource in all disciplines.