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Writing Strategies

If you want some helpful tips before you start writing, these strategies will help no mater what stage of the writing process you are in.

Reading

How to read a primary source
By Patrick Rael, Reading, Writing, and Researching for History: A Guide for College Students (Brunswick, ME: Bowdoin College, 2004).

Thesis statements

Creating a thesis statement
By the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Brainstorm/Free-Writing/Outlines

Outline writing guide
Prewriting strategies

By the University of Kansas Writing Center

Developing an outline
By the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Sentence Variety

Strategies of Variation
By the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Transitions

Writing Transitions
By the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Revisions

Revision guidelines & strategies
By the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Writing Center

Proofreading

Proofreading strategies
By the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Upcoming Workshops!

Finals Write-In!

Wednesday, May 2; 6pm- 11pm; 162 Thorndike Hall or New Res TV Lounge

Please join the Graduate Writing Center and the Office of Residential Services for an evening of finals writing.  Writing consultants will be on site to answer quick questions and cheer you on. 

No RSVP is required.  


Upcoming Mini Workshops

Dates:  

Concept Mapping, March 20

Annotated Bibliographies, April 6

Outlining, April 10

Time:  10 am- 12pm

Location: The GWC, 162 Thorndike

The GWC is hosting three mini workshops in the month of February covering a different topic each week.  These workshops are limited to four students working closely with one consultant.  

To RSVP email writingcenter@tc.edu.