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Online Writing Resources

Getting Started

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

Research

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

Argumentative vs. Persuasive Writing

Thesis Statement

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

Organization

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

Paragraphs

Body Paragraphs (OWL Purdue)
Introductions
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

APA: OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab
Excelsior College OWL: APA Style
APA Seventh Edition Sample Paper
APA Style – Academic Writer Tutorial: Basic of Seventh Edition APA Style
Differences in Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
APA Citation Style, 7th Edition: APA 6/7 Comparison
Adding a Hanging Indent in Word

ESL

ESL Trouble Spots (Bedford/St. Martins)

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