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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

Reading Responses

Saturday, October 27; 10am- 12pm

In this workshop we will provide an overview of the components of reading responses.  Participants will develop skills in illustrating their own perspective on a reading by including outside examples and/or personal experiences to illuminate an argument.  

For a description of all of our fall workshops visit the Services tab. 

RSVP to all our Fall workshops here

 

Midterm Write-Ins

Friday, October 19; 12:30pm- 3:30pm

Friday, November 9; 12:30pm- 3:30pm

Need a quite place to write?  Join the writing center team and your peers for a 3 hours session of focused writing.  Get your midterms written before the weekend!  Write-ins have limited space and will take place in 162 Thorndike Hall. 

RSVP to our midterm write-ins here

 


 

NEED AN ONLINE WRITING REFRESHER?  Check-out our webinars!

Clincal Writing Webinar 

Check out our webinar introducing the components of Clincal Writing here.  


 Goal Setting Webinar

Check out our webinar on Goal Setting available here


APA Style Overview

Check out our webinar on APA Style available here.