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Writing & Composition

This Guide will show you where to look for useful writing, researching & composition information.

You are not alone!

Many students are scared, stressed and overwhelmed when they first get a research assignment.

This guide will help you save time and make information researching and writing easier.

Plan Your Time

  1. Read your assignment and these tips: Understanding Writing Assignments (OWL: Online Writing Lab, Purdue University)
  2. Review Writing a Research Paper (OWL)
  3. Decide which type of research paper you will write: Genre and the Research Paper (OWL)
  4. Select an initial topic and focus it as you do research: Select & Focus a Topic
  5. Decide where to search for information on your topic:  Research Scheduler: Build a Research Strategy