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Writing College Papers: Step 11

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 Documentation (to Avoid Plagiarism)

Advice on what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

Recognize the need to clearly document the sources used in your paper.

Sources used in your paper must be clearly indicated in the body of each paragraph AND at the end of the paper on a works cited page.

Consult your course materials to see which system of documentation your instructor wants you to use: APA, MLA, or another system.

How to document sources in the body of a paper using the APA system.

How to document sources in the body of a paper using the MLA system.

How to create a works cited page using the APA system.

How to create a works cited page using the MLA system.

How to document sources using the ASA system of documentation.

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