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Writing College Papers: Step 6

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 Smarthinking.com.

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:

Draft Your Paper

With your outline, begin to fill in support for each of the body (support) paragraphs. 

Remember that other people’s ideas, even if put in your own words, and any direct quotations must be given proper credit. 

Proper documentation is discussed in Step #11: Double-Check Your Documentation.


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