Writing Resources

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Resources on Campus

Clarkson Library — books, articles, research and citation guides, and more

Clarkson Writing Center — one-on-one help with any aspect of your writing for any Clarkson course


Getting Started, Brainstorming, Drafting, and Editing

Writing Anxiety — ways to alleviate writing anxiety, from the Writing Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Strategies for Essay Writing — from understanding the assignment to reading the assigned materials to outlining, writing, and revising your essay, provided by the Harvard University first year writing program

Writing in College — a guide to college writing from the University of Chicago

Thesis Statements — characteristics of a strong thesis; questions to ask yourself; and development from a weak thesis to a strong thesis, from the UNC Chapel Hill Writing Center


Grammar and Style

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) — information on organization, grammar, and citation styles

Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips — helpful grammar and style advice