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The Academic Success Center

Writing Resources

Perspectives on Writing

How do upper level and graduate students think about writing?

Past to Present I: Upper level Students Discuss Writing (Video)

 

Past to Present II: Upper level Students Discuss Writing (Video)

 

Past to Present III: Upper level Students Discuss Writing (Video)

 

Writing Process

How do I get started?

Managing Your Writing Process (PDF)

Think Aloud Activity (PDF)

What are some good strategies for revising?

Peer Review Guide for Academic Papers (PDF)

Revision Activity: “Listing” a Paragraph (PDF)

What are some good strategies for editing?

Global Issues

What are the basics I need for academic writing?

Academic Writing Quick Guide (PDF)

How do I make sure my message gets across?

Audience (by Ashley Morin, Writing Fellow, Fall 2017)

Point of View Use (PDF/PPT)

How do I write a clear thesis?

Finding a Research Question (PDF/PPT) (Last Slide)

Writing a Thesis (PDF/PPT)

What are some strategies for organizing my paper?

How do I avoid plagiarizing when I quote, paraphrase, or summarize?

Source Integration (PDF)

How do I write a good introduction or conclusion?

Writing Introductions & Conclusions (PDF)

Local Issues

Grammar Girl

Purdue OWL

Commas (by Danielle Morin, Writing Fellow, Fall 2017)

Documentation Styles

APA—School of Education and Social Policy Pres. 2017 (PDF)

APA—Writing Center Basic Guide 2017 (PDF)

CMS (Chicago Manual of Style/Turabian) (PDF/PPT)

MLA (PDF)

MLA Quote Integration (by Marisa Thompson and Isabela Moreno, Writing Fellows, Fall 2017)

Reading

How do I learn to read more effectively at the college level?

General Reading Strategies for Academic Texts (PDF/PPT)

Strategies for Reading Comprehension (PDF)

Research

How do I write a Literature Review?

Finding a Research Question (PDF/PPT)

How do I write a Literature Review?

The Basics on Writing a Review of Literature (PDF)

English as a Second Language / Generation 1.5

What are some additional tools I can use to develop my English literacy skills?

ESL LibGuide (Merrimack College)

Writing in the Disciplines

Science & Engineering Resources

Biology Lab Reports (PDF)

Chemistry Peer Review Handout (PDF) (created by Ryann Gagnon, Writing Fellow, Fall 2017)

Technical Report Basics (PDF) (originally tied to an Industrial Hygiene / Chemistry course, but works for many of the Sciences and Engineering)

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writingcenter@merrimack.edu

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