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Writing and Research: Drafting an Essay

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

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Strategies for Writing

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How to Write an Argumentative Essay 
This article discusses the basics of writing an argumentative paper.

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Tips for Integrating Quotes into a Research Paper 
This article provides tips for integrating quotes from scholarly sources into a research paper.

Writing the Research Paper


Writing an Introduction 
Arkansas State University Library provides details about how to write concise and well-organized introductions. The resource includes an example.

Writing an Essay Introduction 
This resource from Monash University discusses the elements of an introduction and dissects an example.

Body Paragraphs

Body Paragraphs 
This resource from the University of Arizona offers a detailed exploration of how to write body paragraphs.

Writing Body Paragraphs 
Monash University's Research and Learning site includes information about structuring body paragraphs and an example.


UNC Chapel Hill's Writing Center discusses best practice for writing effective conclusions.

How Not to End Your Paper 
Simon Fraser University Library highlights the do's and don'ts of writing conclusions.