Moorpak College Writing Center, Writing & Study Tips. Grow y

Guides to help with your writing, reading, and research

Grammar and Editing

 

 

 

 

 

Using Active Voice

"the" "A" "An"...how to use articles/determiners

Punctuation

 

Essays

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outlining your essay

How to write an essay

Thesis statements

Transitions

Classical Argument Structure: Explanation and Planning Tool

Logical Fallacies to Avoid

A table for planning a compare/contrast essay

Introductions & Conclusions

 

Research Papers

 

 

 

 

Research Paper Structure for Expository and Argument

Research Paper Structure for Literary Analysis and Criticism

What is a "Lit Review" (Review of the Literature)? How do I write one?

Quoting, Summarizing, and Paraphrasing without plagiarizing (MLA style)

How to know if a source is credible

Research Paper Process (a topic refinement tool)

Research Paper Designing Tool (for clarifying your thesis and visualizing the argument)

 

Citation Format Guides

MLA 8th edition Citation 

MLA Style Center

OWL MLA Guide

MLA Powerpoint

MLA Overview Workshop (mp4 video)

CMS Chicago Manual of Style: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/chicago_manual_17th_edition/cmos_formatting_and_style_guide/general_format.html

 

 

Improving Academic Success across the Curriculum 

Preparing a "Poster Session"  

Annotation: Taking notes on what you read

Taking lecture notes

Taking Lecture and Reading Notes (Lecture notes PowerPoint)

Reading Log for Text Books (pdf) Reading Log for Text Books (MS Word doc)

Reading Log for Research (pdf) Reading log for Research (MS Word doc)

 

Video Guides


APA Format

Common Grammar Mistakes

How to Use Colons vs. Semi-Colons

 

 

How to Fix Run-Ons and Comma Splices

How to Read Literature 

MLA

Notetaking

Thesis