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Writing College Papers: Step 12

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:

Double-Check Your Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Remember that your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker will be helpful, but both need to be used with care.  For example, a spell-checker will not know the difference between words like

it’s and its  

then and than

there and their.

Often, a set of human eyes will be better at catching an error than a computer. 

Suggestions on how to proofread your paper.

Additional suggestions on how to proofread your paper.

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