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Writing College Papers: Step 4

This guide helps students write effective college papers, essay exams, and paragraphs. It was produced in fulfillment of a Designs for Learning grant at Anne Arundel Community College by Professor Paul Gabriel-Tucci and Professor Janice Lathrop.

Help Is Available

Anne Arundel Community College offers free writing help to students who are enrolled in classes, through The Writing Center and through

Need help citing your sources correctly?  Check the site at the Owl at Purdue or the AACC Citation Guide for help.

These sources will not write your papers for you or proofread your work, but they do offer invaluable assistance.

Research Assistance

More ways to get help:

Getting Ideas From Your Textbook and Class Notes

Check the Assignment to see where the supporting facts are to come from in your paper.  Are the facts to come from your textbook, handouts, lecture notes, or outside research?  Are they to come from a combination of those sources?

Cornell College's "Reading a Textbook for True Understanding"

Dartmouth College's "Notetaking, Listening, Participation"


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