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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.


How to read a primary source
By Bowdoin College

Thesis statements

Creating a thesis statement
By Purdue University


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


Writing Transitions
By Purdue University OWL


Revision guidelines & strategies
By University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill


Proofreading strategies
By Purdue University OWL


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