There are thousands of resources available to help you develop your writing skills so that you can communicate your ideas effectively and with style. To help you access some of the best resources quickly, the consultants in Bierce Writing Commons have compiled a list for you.
Online Resources: This link will take you to two comprehensive online resources: The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) and the U-W Madison Writer's Handbook. It will also provide access to RefWorks, an online bibliography manager. Spend some time reviewing these sites to see what is available. Bookmark the locations you will visit often.
Types of Academic Writing Assignments: Your professors will use many different types of writing assignments to help you master the content and critical thinking skills of their discipline. These include argument papers, annotated bibliographies, book reports, and essay exams. Visit the section of the Purdue OWL that describes the most common assignments. The U-W Madison Writer's Handbook also has good descriptions of writing assignments.
Resources about Plagiarism: What It Is and How To Avoid It: Learn exactly what plagiarism is and strategies you can use to avoid it.
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