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The Elements of Style by
Elementary rules of usage -- Elementary principles of composition -- A few matters of form -- Words and expressions commonly misused -- An approach to style.
They Say / I Say by
The best-selling new composition book published in this century, in use at more than 1,000 schools, They Say / I Say has essentially defined academic writing, identifying its key rhetorical moves, the most important of which is to summarize what others have said to set up one's own argument.
Writing Research Papers by
The definitive research paper guide,Writing Research Papers combines a traditional and practical approach to the research process.
Citation, Format, and Style Guides
Citations are used to show the works and ideas that guided and influenced your writing. By providing citations for your sources you grant legitimacy to your argument and provide due credit to the source creators. For more information regarding the importance of intellectual property laws, laws surrounding the use of others' work and ideas, please view the Intellectual Property section of this guide.
Always check with your professor to see what format and citation style they prefer.
This guide includes examples of commonly used citation styles including Chicago, MLA, APA, ACS, APSA, and ASA.
The AMA Handbook of Business Writing The Ultimate Guide to Style, Grammar, Punctuation, Usage, Construction, and Formatting
This guide takes the guesswork out of more than 50 commonly used business documents, including: reports, proposals, business plans, presentations, press releases, memos, email, newsletters, collection letters, sales materials, and more. Arranged alphabetically and cross referenced for easier use, the book presents examples of how to (and how not to) create winning materials every time.
Concise Rules of APA Style
This text offers writing and formatting standards for students, teachers, researchers, and clinicians working in the field of psychology. It provides complete guidance on the rules of style that are critical for clear communication.
MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing
Reorganized and revised, the third edition of the MLA Style Manual offers complete, up-to-date guidance on writing scholarly texts, documenting research sources, submitting manuscripts to publishers, and dealing with legal issues surrounding publication.
Trinity College Writing Center
Meet with a trained writing associate who can help you not only with a specific assignment, but also with improving your writing as a whole.
The Purdue Online Writing Lab provides information on general writing techniques and various citation and formatting styles,
A free to download tool that lets you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Highly recommended.
A free tool that generates citations automatically for a variety of information sources in many formats. Contains ads on page, use your browser's ad blocker for the best experience.