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Writing Resources > Writing Strategies

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 Bowdoin College

Thesis statements

Creating a thesis statement
By Purdue University

Brainstorm/Free-Writing/Outlines

Outline writing guide
Prewriting strategies

By University of Kansas

Developing an outline
By Purdue University OWL

Sentence Variety

Strategies of Variation
By Purdue University OWL

Transitions

Writing Transitions
By Purdue University OWL

Revisions

Revision guidelines & strategies
By George Mason University

Proofreading

Proofreading strategies
By Purdue University OWL

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