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Writing Help

For additional advice on writing a strong research paper, consult these recommended resources.

  • The University Writing Center
    The Writing Center, located on the 2nd floor of the Library's Palmer wing, offers one-on-one writing assistance, e-mail tutoring, and workshops for timed writing (such as the Writing Proficency Exam).
  • The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue
    One of the best-known writing resources online, this site offers tips on the process of writing, rhetoric and logic, essay genres, style and language, and citation styles.
  • The Writer's Web
    The Writing Center of the University of Richmond. Includes advice on getting started, writing  first drafts, analysis and argument, editing, documentation, and many other topics.
  • A Writer's Reference - Online
    Companion website to A Writer's Reference by Diana Hacker. Links to model papers, online tutorials, and excercises in writing, grammar, and research.
  • Other online resources
    Additional resources recommended by the Writing Center.
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Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300
323-343-3988