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Writing and Research: Home

This guide provides students with information and resources about writing and research.

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Overview

This guide features information and resources for each step of the research and writing process. You'll find material on how to:

  • chose a topic
  • create an outline
  • crafting a thesis statement
  • draft all the components of a typical argumentative paper (introduction, literature review, analysis, conclusion, etc.)
  • revise a paper for better clarity, structure, and organization
  • create accurate citations and avoid plagiarism

General Resources

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) 
The Purdue OWL contains a wealth of articles on research, writing, and citation. They are especially well-known for their citation guides.

How to Write a College Essay 
This eBook is a complete guide to writing college essays from idea to submission.