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The English Center is available to assist all Gallaudet students and students from other programs with its Writing Resources. The resources found here are meant to assist students in all stages of the writing process. Guidance on many different stages/types of writing, including editing and the development of research papers, is provided here. Our goal is to help make this process as painless as possible.
If you are writing for a publication like a magazine or a newspaper, you should be familiar with the rules and guidelines for journalism.
First and last impressions are important in any part of life, especially in writing. This is why the introduction and conclusion of any paper - whether it be a simple essay or a long research paper - are essential.
A thesis statement's main purpose is to help a reader identify the main idea of an essay, summary, or research paper. Another purpose of a thesis statement is to help a writer develop a plan for writing a paper.
Remember that you are required to cite your sources for paraphrases and direct quotes. For more information on MLA Style, APA style, Chicago Style, ASA Style, CSE Style, and I-Search Format, refer to our Gallaudet TIP Citations and References link.
Paraphrasing is the process of changing an author's words into your own words. Paraphrasing may be used as a study technique or as a writing technique.
Two sentences become a sentence, using transitions words or phrases that link sentences and paragraphs together smoothly so that there are no abrupt jumps or breaks between ideas. Here is a list of some common transition word that can be helpful for writer to use the word to link two sentences.
Plagiarizing something means copying facts, ideas, and/or words without giving credit to the person from whom you got the information.
Evaluation checklist for essay writing.
Prewriting is preparation process that you can complete before you actually write your paper, essay or summary. Prewriting helps you organize your thoughts, plan your research or writing, and clarify your thesis.
An abstract is a brief explanation that generally goes at the beginning of a paper, book or article, that explains the objective, research process, results, and conclusions of a project. Writing an effective abstract will improve the chances of your manuscript being accepted, encourage people to read it, and increase its impact.
There are specifics formats that letters should follow, whether they are personal correspondence or business-related. We have several sample letters and formats that will help you figure out how to structure your letters.
Sample Biology Lab Report at Gallaudet University.
How-to links for writing tips and examples.
English Center Resources and guidelines for Business-related English
English Center guide and resources to writing a dissertation
English Center Guide to structure and type of essays
Guideline to writing a research paper including an explanation on the three stages to writing a research paper
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