This page is a resource list for students. The webpages listed below are useful references for grammar and citation rules, as well as generally helpful information about writing college papers.


General Resource Sites

    •  The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University 
      A versatile website that covers specific aspects of technical and academic writing. A good resource for research techniques, outline writing, developing a resume, grammar mechanics, and much more. 


  • A Research Guide for Students 
    Useful site that covers bibliographies, footnotes, endnotes, and parenthetical citations for MLA format, plus information on general research paper writing and ways to avoid plagiarism. Also includes an extensive resource page of its own.



  • OWL - Evaluating Sources of Information 
    The Online Writing Lab at Purdue takes you through the steps of evaluating the validity and usefulness of information sources. It'll help you decide if that webpage you found on Google is worth your time.

Grammar, Mechanics, and Writing the Paper


    • OWL - Hyphens 
      Figuring out which words should be hyphenated can be tricky sometimes. The OWL lays down the rules of hyphenation and gives some examples here.


    • OWL - Creating a Thesis Statement 
      A thesis is what ties your paper together and gives meaning to what you're trying to say. Here, you can find explanations of the different types of theses and specific information on what goes into writing a good thesis statement.


    • OWL - Developing an Outline 
      Having problems with the organization of your paper? An outline gives order to your ideas. Learn about the construction of a good outline here.


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