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A+ Research & Writing for High School & College Students

Debate Central - debating strategies and techniques, critiques, evidence, structure, rhetoric, and argument; how to speak in public

Guide for Writing Research Papers based on Modern Language Association (MLA) Documentation

The Craft of Research - an online book through the Ebsco Academic Colletion that discusses choosing a topic, crafting a thesis, identifying information sources, taking efficient notes, beginning and organizing paper, using sources, and drafting and revising a research paper.  You may have to login with your W id number and password to view.

Online Technical Writing: Online Textbook - "...an introduction to the kinds of writing skills you need in practically any technically oriented professional job" by David A. McMurrey

Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It - good student guide from Indiana University's Writing Tutorial Services

Magazines vs. Journals - What are the Differences? LPC Library Short Guide

Student Writing Models from Writers Inc: samples of personal essays, descriptive writing, news features, eyewitness accounts, interview reports, persuasive writing, creative writing, cause/effect, comparison, writing about literature, research wrting,etc. Other links to writing topics, judging sources (MLA & APA), research links, etc.


Research Papers 101

A collaboration between the Library and the Writing Center has created guidelines for students in writing research papers.

Research Papers 101 - PowerPoint (pdf)

Research Papers 101 - The Video This video was recorded at the presentation on April 29th, 2008 in the LPC Library. It is 48 minutes long.