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Our handouts are a collection of advice and guidelines compiled by our tutors on some of the most common writing issues that college students encounter. While nothing is quite as good as going to the source (your professor, the course textbook, the appropriate style manual, etc.) our handouts can help you understand the basics of academic writing or navigate a new topic.

Higher Order Concerns

Parts of the Essay

1 - Introductions

2 - Thesis Statement

3 - Body Paragraphs

4 - Topic Sentences

5 - Quotations

6 - Transitions

7 - Conclusions

The Writing Process

1 - Understanding Assignments

2 - Prewriting

3 - Organization

4 - Outlining

5 - Writer's Block

6 - Finding Sources

7 - Evaluating Internet Sources

8 - Evaluating Print Sources

9 - Plagiarism

10 - Proofreading

11 - Academic Voice

Rhetoric and Logic

1 - Rhetorical Triangle

2 - Rhetorical Appeals

3 - Logical Fallacies

Lower Order Concerns

Punctuation

1 - Commas

2 - Apostrophes

3 - Colons and Semicolons

4 - Run-On Sentences

5 - Commas: Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Elements

Grammar

1 - Independent and Dependent Clauses

2 - Subject-Verb Agreement

3 - Verb Tenses

4 - The Verb "To Be"

5 - Placement of Adjectives and Adverbs

6 - Pronouns and Antecedents

ESL

1 - Articles in English

2 - Singular and Plural Nouns in English

Citations

MLA

0 - MLA Paper Template (.docx - Word 2007-2013)

0 - MLA Paper Template (.doc - Word 1997-2003)

1 - Print Sources

2 - Electronic Sources

3 - In-Text Citations

4 - Page Formatting

APA

0 - APA Paper Template (.docx - Word 2007-2013)

0 - APA Paper Template (.doc - Word 1997-2003)

1 - Print Sources

2 - Electronic Sources

3 - In-Text Citations

4 - Page Formatting

Chicago

1 - Notes

2 - Bibliography

3 - Page Formatting

CSE

1 - Print Sources and In-Text

2 - Electronic Sources

3 - Page Formatting

ASA

1 - Print Sources

2 - Electronic Sources

3 - In-Text Citations

4 - Page Formatting

Types of Essays

Modes

1 - Narration Essay

2 - Informative Essay

3 - Division/Analysis Essay

4 - Literary Analysis

     4a - Literary Elements

     4b - Character Analysis

     4c - Plot Structure

     4d - Irony Explained

5 - Reflection Essay

6 - Ad Analysis Essay

7 - Position Essay

8 - Argument and Persuasion Essay

9 - Problem Solution Essay

10 - White Paper

11 - Annotated Bibliography


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