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Resources for Students

Acknowledging Sources

This article acknowledges the importance of lending credit to other's thoughts, ideas, and written work, as well as where to go for help when citing sources and how to avoid mistakenly applying someone else's work for your own. Some material was adapted from St. Martin's Guide to Writing (second edition) by Rise B. Axelrod and Charles R. Cooper and Writing from Sources by Brenda Spatt.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Some tips on how to avoid plagiarism, as well as paraphrasing techniques and helpful habits.

Sexist Language

A guide to appropriate use of pronouns and gender-specific language, adapted from The Random House Handbook by Frederick Crews and Writing and Learning by Anne Ruggles Gere.

Proofreading a Paper

A simple outline of methods for inserting corrections on a typed manuscript and basic list of proofreading techniques.

26 Reading Strategies

Some tips on how to read effectively, while make reading your assignments more productive, memorable, and enjoyable.

"Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words."
— Mark Twain