Student Resources

Writer’s Guides
LEO: Literacy Education Online
Answers to common student writer questions from St. Cloud State University.
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
Tutorials on writing styles - informal, argumentative, thesis / support, and exploratory essays. Includes information on how to document sources.
Steps Outlined for Writing a Library Based Research Paper
Steps to planning and writing your research paper.
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
Purdue University Writing Lab - Getting started advice for research paper writers
This site covers - Planning (Invention): Thought Starters (Asking the Right Questions)
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
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.
Thesis and Purpose Statements
University of Wisconsin Writing Center. Information on writing an academic paper.
The Writing Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Thesis Statement information

Outlines and Drafts
Organizing Your Writing: In Search of Form
How to organize papers and essays.
Using Outlines
Information on creating outlines to organize research papers. From the Writing Tutorial Services Library, Indiana University Bloomington.
Basic Outlining
Concise information about outlining.

Grammar and Punctuation
Capital Community College
This comprehensive website covers essays and research papers, word and sentence level information, paragraph level information, and grammar.
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
From Perdue University
This website covers everything about the report writing process including MLA and APA formatting, finding sources, and writing the research paper.
A Guide for Writing Research Papers Based on Modern Language Association
(MLA) Documentation
A Guide for Writing Research Papers based on Styles Recommended by
The American Psychological Association
Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It
From the Indiana University Writing Tutorial Services.
Plagiarism: It’s Nature and Consequences
Duke University Libraries’ Guide to Library Research: Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism.
From the St. Cloud University Writing Lab.
What are the differences between quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing?
University of Wisconsin Writer's Handbook
You quote it, so you note it!
Plagiarism tutorial from Acadia University


Miscellaneous Education Links

"Your guide to global education!"

Information about study abroad, with an emphasis on India.