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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. Interviews and Writing Editorial Stylebook Rules of Interviewing Ethics and Law What is Libel? Links: Student Press Law Center General 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. Introductions and conclusions are just as...
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. Most writers will change their thesis...
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. Words that introduce Quotes or Paraphrases...
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. As a study technique Paraphrasing tests a person's understanding of a writer's ideas. It is a way of testing...
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...
Plagiarizing something means copying facts, ideas, and/or words without giving credit to the person from whom you got the information. An author's words, opinions, statistics, facts, and information require either a footnote, quotation marks, and/or an in-text parenthetical reference giving credit to the person who...
I. Introduction Yes No > Did you write a clear thesis? II. Body A. Topic One (the first reason/example why you believe what you stated in your thesis) Yes No Does the first topic sentence support the thesis? Do you explain each example and tell...
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...
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.
Resources and guides on writing lab reports.
Check out the various resources below to learn more about literature.
In the business world, there are standards for written English just as there are in the classroom. If you are applying for a job, your resume and application should have certain qualities. If you are writing a memo to the staff, it should be formatted...
A dissertation is a lengthy review of one subject or important problem. It is written as evidence of the writer's ability to think of a topic, perform extensive research, and write a clear assessment of his/her findings. The work generally incorporates previous research with new...
An essay is a short piece of writing that discusses, describes or analyzes one topic. It can range in length from one paragraph to more than twenty. It can be about anything, and be written in almost any style. It can be serious or funny,...
The goal of a research paper is to bring together different views, evidence, and facts about a topic from books, articles, and interviews, then interpret the information into your writing. It's about a relationship between you, other writers, and your teacher/audience. A research paper will...
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