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Writing College Papers: Step 7

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 the Introduction and Conclusion

After drafting the body of the paper, draft a short introduction that leads up to your thesis. 

Check your Assignment to see if your instructor has any special requirements for the paper’s introduction. 

General advice on what makes a good introduction.

Now draft a short concluding paragraph.

Check your Assignment to see if your instructor has any special requirements for the paper's concluding paragraph.

General advice on what makes a good conclusion.

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