Graziadio Business School Student Success
Grammarly is an online grammar and spelling checker that improves communication by helping users find and correct writing mistakes. Grammarly is provided as a free service for all Pepperdine Graziadio students.
How to use Grammarly:
Copy and paste any English text into Grammarly's online text editor or install Grammarly's free browser extension for Chrome and Safari.
Grammarly's algorithms flag potential issues in the text and suggest context-specific corrections for grammar, spelling, and vocabulary. An explanation is provided for each correction, so you can make an informed decision about whether, and how, to correct an issue.
How to Activate Grammarly:
For new Pepperdine Graziadio students who started in this current term, you will receive an account activation email from Grammarly EDU during week three of the new term.
If you are a continuing Pepperdine Graziadio student who hasn't activated your account or if you lost your original activation email, please follow these steps:
- Go to: www.grammarly.com
- Click on "Get Grammarly - it's Free!"
- Sign in with your Pepperdine.edu email
- Create a password
- Your account will be activated under the Pepperdine Graziadio account license
If you have general questions about your Pepperdine Graziadio Grammarly account access, please email email@example.com.
If you have questions regarding the tools available within Grammarly, please refer to the Tips and Tutorials webpage.
For technical assistance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a ticket directly from the editor feature with Grammarly.
General Citation Resources
- "Should I Cite This?" - A Visual Guide
- The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University ("Owl Purdue") houses writing resources and instructional material as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects, including subject-specific writing, research, citations, grammar, and writing mechanics.
- Zotero is a free online tool to help you collect, organize, and share your research. ZoteroBib will help you create a bibliography in any citation style.
APA 7th Edition* Citation Style
*Note: APA updated its guidelines from 6th Edition to 7th Edition as of October 2019
General Information and Resources
- Webinar - A Step-By-Step Guide for APA 7th Student Papers
- Basics of 7th Edition APA Academic Writer Tutorial
- APA 7th In-Text Citation Guidance
- Six steps to a Proper APA 7th Citation
- In-Text Citation Checklist
- Webinar on In-Text Citations
- Personal Communications
Formatting the Body of the Paper
- How to Setup a Student Paper in APA 7th
- Sample Student Paper - Annotated PDF and Microsoft Word
- Student Paper Checklist
- Order of Pages in APA 7th
- Student Title Page Guide, Title Page Setup, and Sample APA 7th Title Page
- Abstract and Keywords Guide
- Headings Guide, Heading Levels Template, and Paragraph Alignment and Indentation
- Formatting Lists in the Text
- Footnotes & Appendices Guide
Tables and Figures
References Page Citations
- Basic Principles of Reference List Entries
- Elements of Reference List Entries
- Creating an APA style Reference List Guide
- Guide to Common Reference Examples
- Reference Page Examples
- Missing Reference Information
- Reference Page Elements Fill-In Worksheet
- Webinar on Creating References
- Reference Guide for Journal Articles, Books, & Edited Book Chapters
- Primary vs. Secondary Sources
- How to cite your Professor (lectures, webinars, & presentation slides)
- Classroom or Intranet Sources
- Rules for including DOIs and URLs
Paraphrasing, Quoting, & Avoiding Plagiarism
- What is Plagiarism?
- How to Paraphrase
- Guide to Short Quotations and Block Quotations
- Quoting Research Participants
- Paraphrasing and Citation Activities
Additional Citation Information
- How to format a PowerPoint presentation in APA 7th Style
- Transitions Guide
- Guides to Abbreviations and Numbers/Statistics
- Guide to the Use of Italics
- Capitalizations Guide
- Preferred Spellings of Technology Terms
MLA 9th Edition Citation Style
*Note: MLA updated its guidelines from 8th Edition to 9th Edition as of April 2021
- MLA Style Center - Formatting a Research Paper
- MLA Formatting and Style Guide
- MLA Sample Works Cited Page
- MLA Sample Paper
- MLA Tables, Figures, and Examples
Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) 17th Edition
- The Chicago Manual of Style Online
- Informational Presentations - Author-Date Style and Notes-Bibliography (NB) Style
- Sample Papers - Author-Date Style and Notes-Bibliography (NB) System
Types of Papers
- Grammarly Tip - Outlining for Your Writing
- Grammarly Tip - How to Write a Persuasive Essay
- Owl Purdue Tips - Writing a Personal Statement
- Graziadio Tips for Writing Forum/Discussion Posts
- Harvard University - Writing an Executive Summary
- Purdue Owl - Executive Summary Video
- Writing a Professional Bio or an Academic Bio
- This Verb Tense Guide helps you to determine proper verb tense throughout your paper
- This academic word list provides a list of some of the most important words to know in an academic setting
- This First-Person Pronouns Guide can help you determine when to use first person versus third person in your writing
- This Active and Passive Voice Guide helps you to determine when and how to use active versus passive voice
- This Anthropomorphism Guide helps you avoid anthropomorphism (when writers attribute human actions to inanimate or nonhuman animals)
- Synonyms.com provides suggestions for synonyms (words that have similar meanings with each other) and antonyms (words that have opposite meanings of each other), helping to expand your vocabulary
- The corpus of contemporary American English will show the frequency that a word is used, and in which contexts it is likely to occur
Plagiarism is the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own, whether intentionally or accidentally, and must be avoided. There are many resources available to help you avoid this practice:
- "What is Plagiarism?" YouTube videos - Part 1 & Part 2
- Avoiding Plagiarism and Self-Plagiarism Guide
- Plagiarism Information Guidelines
- Plagiarism Checker - Copy and paste in the text you want to check in the white box that says "Enter text here to check for plagiarism" and then select the blue "Check for Plagiarism" button.
- Academic Integrity Video
- Grammarly also functions as a plagiarism detection software. See instructions above for activating your account.
- Turnitin Online Plagiarism Detection Service