Student Resources

Writer’s Guides

http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/index.html
LEO: Literacy Education Online
Answers to common student writer questions from St. Cloud State University.

http://www.powa.org/
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
Tutorials on writing styles - informal, argumentative, thesis / support, and exploratory essays. Includes information on how to document sources.

http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/PlanResearchPaper.html
Steps Outlined for Writing a Library Based Research Paper
Steps to planning and writing your research paper.

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~writing/materials/student/toc.shtml
What is an Academic Paper? From the Dartmouth Writing Program.
Topics include choosing your topic, researching your topic, developing your thesis, considering structure and organization, and revision.

Writing Research Papers


http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_plan1.html
Purdue University Writing Lab - Getting started advice for research paper writers
This site covers - Planning (Invention): Thought Starters (Asking the Right Questions)

http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/PlanResearchPaper.html
From the University of Wisconsin
This site includes information about discovering, narrowing, and focusing a researchable topic; finding, selecting resources; writing the introduction, body, conclusion, and revising the final draft.

Thesis Statements

http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/thesis_statement.shtml
How To Write a Thesis Statement
From the Writing Tutorial Services Library, Indiana University Bloomington. Shows how to develop the thesis statement or research focus.

http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/thesis_statement.shtml
Thesis and Purpose Statements
University of Wisconsin Writing Center. Information on writing an academic paper.

http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/thesis.html
The Writing Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Thesis Statement information

Outlines and Drafts

http://www.powa.org/organize/index.html
Organizing Your Writing: In Search of Form
How to organize papers and essays.

http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/outlines.shtml
Using Outlines
Information on creating outlines to organize research papers. From the Writing Tutorial Services Library, Indiana University Bloomington.

http://www.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/research/outlining.html
Basic Outlining
Concise information about outlining.

Grammar and Punctuation

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/
Capital Community College
This comprehensive website covers essays and research papers, word and sentence level information, paragraph level information, and grammar.

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/
Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University
Click on Grammar and Mechanics for in-depth grammar and mechanics information.

How to Cite Your Sources and Avoid Plagiarism

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/
From Perdue University
This website covers everything about the report writing process including MLA and APA formatting, finding sources, and writing the research paper.

http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/mla/index.shtml
A Guide for Writing Research Papers Based on Modern Language Association
(MLA) Documentation

http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/apa/
A Guide for Writing Research Papers based on Styles Recommended by
The American Psychological Association

http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml
Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It
From the Indiana University Writing Tutorial Services.

http://www.lib.duke.edu/libguide/plagiarism.htm
Plagiarism: It’s Nature and Consequences
Duke University Libraries’ Guide to Library Research: Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism.

http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/research/plagiarism.html
Plagiarism
From the St. Cloud University Writing Lab.

http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/QuotingSources.html
What are the differences between quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing?
University of Wisconsin Writer's Handbook

http://library.acadiau.ca/tutorials/plagiarism/
You quote it, so you note it!
Plagiarism tutorial from Acadia University

 

Miscellaneous Education Links

 

 

http://www.globalshiksha.com

"Your guide to global education!"

Information about study abroad, with an emphasis on India.

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