Revising the Paper

Linked here is a checklist for critical reading from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Reviewing these 12 common errors before handing in a draft is an easy way to improve the quality of the work.

Some useful revision guidelines and strategies, from George Mason University. There's also a handy "polishing and editing checklist"  that includes a number of questions writers can ask themselves while putting the finishing touches on a composition.

Citing the Paper

Washington State University's "plagiarism information" site aims to answer the ever-pressing question of what "intellectual property" is, and provides useful ways for students to spot plagiarism in their own works.

The Bedford/St. Martin's Guide - in addition to providing tips for evaluating sources and a list of useful style manuals - suggests ways to find and document sources from the disciplines of humanities, social sciences, history, and sciences.

Bedford/St. Martin's also includes some useful model papers (demonstrating proper citations) to peruse, in various disciplines including humanities, business/technical writing, and natural/applied sciences

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Writing the Paper

There's some help to be found right here, at the on-line home for TCNJ's tutoring center. Click on "Tips for Studying and Writing" to explore some useful study strategies.

The Purdue OWL, besides being one of the first websites of its kind, is renowned as one of the most helpful online resources available to students. There's a wealth of helpful links here covering topics ranging from academic writing techniques to basic grammar and mechanics to writing in specific disciplines.

The Writing Center at Princeton University links students to universally helpful advice on academic writing; they cover everything from getting started by finding a topic to appeasing "writer's anxiety".

The Writing Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides a number of "handouts" to walk students through the writing process step by step. Categories include writing the paper, citation, style and sentence level concerns, specific writing assignments and writing for specific fields.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Writing Center has an overview of citation techniques, as well as explaining the stages of the writing process and ways to improve one's writing style.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's writer's workshop lists general and genre-specific writing tips alike.