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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

Introduction to Academic Writing

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 11am; FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 10 am

This workshop will provide students with guidelines and strategies for producing academic writing. Participants will learn basic tips about organization, academic conventions, and citations. Strategies for writing and proofreading and hints for finding and using resources will particularly be covered.

 

Doctoral Student Welcome

THURSDAY, SEPTERMBER 6, 4:30pm

This brief workshop will provide an overview of services for doctoral students and will be included as part of the OSA Doctoral Student Welcome.  

RSVP to our Fall workshops here

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

Goal Setting Webinar

Check out our webinar on Goal Setting available here


APA Style Overview

Check out our webinar on APA Style available here.