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Library Research and Study Skills: Writing Assignments

This guide will help you with your study skills, library research, and time management.

Writing Assignments

During your tenure in college you will be asked to write many papers, and you will be graded on those papers.  Below are the important aspects of writing and an example what is wanted in a paper that is considered to be strong:

  1. Content -- A strong paper effectively and specifically presents the required information.
  2. Organization & Transition -- A strong paper effectively links and organizes ideas into a unified coherent essay. It shows good paragraph development and strong transition.
  3. Diction & Syntax -- A strong paper shows effective word choice and awareness of rhetorical strategies.
  4. Grammar & Mechanics -- A strong paper demonstrates firm control of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.


Subject-Specific Writing Guides

Guides to Good Writing