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Writing Links

Writing Tips and Resources for Everyone

Tips and Resources for

Glossary of Basic Grammar Terms
Writing in Biology
Writing in History
Revising Prose
Gender-Fair Language
Where to Start a Paper
Paper Starters - Writer's Block!
Pre-Writing: Cubing
Tips for Writing the Introductory Paragraph
Writing the Thesis Statement
Writing Effective Conclusions
Writing Effective Paragraphs
Writing Effective Paragraphs - 2
Writing Essay Exams
Avoiding Weak Verbs and the Passive Voice
"Glossing" to Clarify Concepts
Using Transitions
Using Sentence Variety
Recognizing and Avoiding Plagiarism

Writing Grants and Proposals
William Strunk's Elements of Style
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
Simpson's Contemporary Quotations
Guide to Writing E-Mails
Online Etiquette (Netiquette)
Roget's Thesaurus

Tips and Resources for Administration and Staff

Writing Effective Memos
Revision in Business Writing
Business Letters: Accentuating
the Positive

Four Point Action Closing

Creating and Assessing
Written Assignments

Tips and Resources for

Qualities of an Effective Writing
PAPERS - 6-point criteria for
Effective Written Assignments
Using a Rubric

Developing a Thesis - 1
Narrative Shaped by Thesis - 2
Pre-Writing Techniques
Help! My Writing's Dead

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