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Online Writing Resources

Getting Started

Understanding an Assignment (Swarthmore)
Understanding Assignments (UNC Chapel Hill)
Plagiarism: How to Avoid It (Bainbridge State College)


Formulating a Research Question (University of Kansas)
Combining Your Viewpoints and Research (College of St. Rose)
Summary, Paraphrase, and Quotation (U of Montana)
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing

The Writing Process

The Writing Process (University of Kansas)
Concept Mapping (Carnegie Mellon)
Determining Your Audience (AIMS)
Evaluating Your Own Writing (University of Montana)
Effective Strategies for Narrowing a Topic
Summarizing and Synthesizing Arguments

Academic Writing/Using Quotes

Templates for Introducing, Reproducing, and Explaining
Argumentative vs. Persuasive Writing

Thesis Statement

Thesis Statement Writing Tips (University of Illinois)
Writing a Great Thesis (Shmoop)


Essay Outline
Flow (UNC Chapel Hill)
Glossing Your Paper (College of St. Rose)
Tracking Changes in Microsoft Word (Texas A&M)


Body Paragraphs (OWL Purdue)
Writing a Topic Sentence
Using Transitions Effectively (University of Washington)

Grammar/Specific Grammar Concerns

Grammar Handbook (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
Guide to Grammar and Writing (Capital Community College)
Grammar, Punctuation, and Style (BYU Idaho)


APA: OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab
Excelsior College OWL: APA Style


ESL Trouble Spots (Bedford/St. Martins)

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