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Quick Tips to College Writing
A quick reference guide for the various types of sources you may use as evidence, and how to use them most effectively in your papers.
Helpful Links for Student Writers
The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
The Purdue OWL provides students and faculty with a variety of resources for writing assignments, including MLA guidelines, writing exercises, college level writing basics, and research guidelines.
Making Effective Use of Sources
This website contains a brief guide to using sources effectively, and to forming sophisticated thesis statements.
“This handout explains what plagiarism is and outlines steps students can follow to avoid plagiarizing.” It also includes tips on citing and paraphrasing sources.
11 Rules of Writing, Grammar, and Punctuation
Eleven basic rules of sentence construction. You can click on the individual rules for further explanations, definitions of terms, and examples.
William Safire's Rules for Writers
Further tips regarding style and sentence construction. (Yes, he violates the rule in each sentence that dictates the rule.)
Guide to Grammar and Style
By Jack Lynch. A complete guide to grammar and style from The English Language: A User’s Guide.