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Writing College Papers: Step 9

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:

Double-Check Your Support

Double-check your support paragraphs to see if they each have enough facts. 

Ask yourself: have you adequately proven each support paragraph’s main point?

If not, you may need to do some additional thinking, reading or research to help more fully support each of your paragraphs. 

Depending on your assignment’s deadline, you may also at this point want to take your draft to the Writing Center for additional suggestions.  For information about the Writing Center,  click on the link in the Help Is Available box at the left of this screen.

Or, you may wish to use Smarthinking.com, the online tutoring service.  For information about Smarthinking.com, click on the link in the Help Is Available box at the left of this screen.

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