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New! Library 3 Things Newsletter

Posted on: Monday, February 27, 2012 - 1:18pm

Topic(s): Newsletter

Catch up on the latest Library News!!

Something New: E - Books

This Issue's Great Tip: Google versus the Database

Did You Know...: Need Gallery Space? Imagine what you could do...

Tax Time! We have forms U need!

Posted on: Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 1:00pm

Topic(s): Resources

The Western Library has the federal tax forms & instruction books you need - in paper!

For paper copies of tax forms and instructions, ask at the Reference Desk in Haggard Hall.

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year, the period between the end of January and the middle of April, when many of us should really be thinking about filing our taxes. We certainly aren’t tax experts, but here are a few online resources you might find useful.

On campus help: (WWU Chapter) Theta Phi Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi /Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) – Find the federal form(s) you need through the Internal Revenue Service web site. Many forms can be printed from the web directly.

Do I Need to File a Federal Tax Return? - An excellent question, and one that really should be answered before you start filling out that 1040! This section of the IRS site should provide the answer.

Taxable Income for Students – If you’re wondering whether the scholarship you received this year counts as taxable income, this article from the IRS may be some assistance. You can also find information about other common tax questions students have here. – There is also a great deal of helpful information on this site to guide you in the right direction.

Frazzled writing your paper?

Posted on: Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 11:39am

Topic(s): Resources

The Writing Center can help!

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Days: Monday - Thursday: 10-4; Friday 10-2
Evenings: Sunday: 6-9; Monday - Thursday: 6-8

Contact Information

Students who wish to inquire about our face to face or online services should contact us by phone or email at Unfortunately we don't have an online scheduler, so if you wish to make an appointment, please drop by or call us at 360-650-3219.

You can set up a Writing Conference
"In writing conferences, writers and writing assistants work together to identify patterns of strength and possible areas for revision and editing in drafts. As each conference is a collaborative dialogue, we do not explicitly instruct writers how to revise; rather, writing assistants act as a responsive audience, enabling writers to see the possibilities for revising their work."

Find online help for:

Strategies for Starting:
Analyzing Assignments - Figuring out what your professor wants
Getting Started Strategies - Choose and focus your topic
Twenty Questions - Use these questions to get started writing

Strategies for Revising:
Revising for Style - Find and eliminate the "lard" in your prose
Thesis Statements - Write strong and effective thesis statements

NEW! Correctness Matters - Proofreading strategy video
Editing Strategies - Proofread your own work
Top Ten Conventions - See which errors are most serious

Grammar, Punctuation & more!