Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Writing Support


Turnitin Instructions - TurnItIn is a software application that allows you to check your research papers and dissertations electronically against all Internet and digitized documents to ensure adequate quoting, paraphrasing, and referencing. The software is now available to all GSEP students through Courses powered by Sakai, so you can now independently check your documents and prevent plagiarism.

*Sign up for a free Grammarly account with your Pepperdine email!

APA Format:

ESL Resources:

The Dissertation Process:

Writing and Mechanics:

  • Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) – this is a good source for general writing resources as well as instructional materials. Contains an array of information ranging from ESL resources, to creative writing support and setting-specific writing guidelines.

Plagiarism and How to Avoid It:

Independent Editors

This is a list of independent editors who offer their services. Please note that Pepperdine does not guarantee quality of, or student satisfaction with, their work. Please contact the individual editors for information about services and fees.