The Writing Center at UW-Madison is a place to get help with the mechanics of writing: grammar, spelling, organization and argument structure.
TAs in J201 are content specialists–they can help with media-related questions and help you find relevant resources and craft strong arguments. But they are not writing coaches. We expect that essays turned in–including first drafts–will be clean, with good grammar, spelling, punctuation and organization.
Assignments turned in in J201 should conform to APA style. For help with APA style visit the APA Style Page of the Writing Center at UW-Madison .
There are resources uploaded on Box that will help you learn how to: develop and support arguments; revise drafts; acknowledge and paraphrase ideas that are not your own; and cite sources for your Research Report. These resources can be found here.