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Writing Resources

1. Paraphrasing, Summarizing, Quoting, and Avoiding Plagiarism

Paraphrasing without Plagiarizing

How to Quote Correctly

Literal and Free Paraphrasing

Punctuating Quotes

Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing

Effective Paraphrasing

   
2.  Steps in the Writing Process
 

What is the Writing Process?

Generating Ideas- Freewriting

Generating Ideas- Brainstorming

Generating Ideas- Clustering/Webbing

Developing an Outline

What is a First Draft?

Editing Punctuation

Proofreading Tips

Editing and Proofreading Strategies

3.  Writing Conventions

 

Using a Variety of Sentence Struture

Transitioning Between Ideas
 

 

Cohesion

Avoiding Wordiness

   
4.  Parts of an Essay

 

Basic Thesis Statements for an Essay

Good and Bad Thesis Statements

Thesis Statements for Different Kinds of Writing

Introductions:  The Top-Down Model
 

Effective Introductions

Attention Getting Introductory Techniques

Conclusions

Strategies for Conclusions

   
5.  Citation Styles

 

APA Conventions

 

MLA Conventions

6.  Types of Writing Assignments and Essay Tests

Compare/Contrast Essays

Tips for Taking Essay Tests

 

The Process Essay

Writing an Essay Test

 

7.  The Five Paragraph Essay

 

Analysis of a Simple 5 Paragraph Essay

Outline of a 5 Paragraph Essay


 

Tips on Developing a 5 Paragraph Essay

Sample 5 Paragraph Essay

8.  Spelling

 

Basic Spelling Rules 1

Basic Spelling Rules 2

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