Writing Center Blog Guide

Writing Center Blog guide
The CSUSM WC Online Resource Network (csusmwritingcenter.wordpress.com) Topics
Plagiarism Plagiarism
Patchwork Plagiarism
Unintentional Plagiarism
Beginning a Paper Pre-Writing Techniques (Overcoming Writer’s Block)
Pre-Writing Techniques
Pre-Writing (Page Two)
Pre-Writing (Page Three)
 Thesis Creation  Thesis/Argument Creation
Thesis Statement (Do)s and (Don’t)s
Common Pitfalls to Avoid
Constructing Your Argument
Aspects of a Good Argument
Research Resources Research/Databases/Dictionaries/  Thesaurauses
Improve Search Engine Use
Research Databases
Soc/Psych Databases
Science Databases
Dictionaries and Thesauruses
Editing and Revision (Includes formatting guides) Editing and Revision/Format Guides (APA/MLA/Chicago)
First Draft Tips
Sentence Outline
Topic Outline
Reviewing Your Work
Step 1: The Big Picture
Step 2: Focus on Development
Step 3: Focus on Structure
Six Methods of Organizing Information*
Step 4: Focus on Sentence Structure
Editing v. Revising
Editing: Steps 1-6
Editing: Steps 7-12
APA General Format Rules
MLA General Format Rules
Chicago Style General Rules
CSUSM Study Guide Study Guide
Avoiding Study Traps 1-5
Avoiding Study Traps 6-10
Effective Habits
A.S.P.I.R.E. Study System
Writing Center Handouts  Handouts
APA Citations I
APA Citations II
ASA Citations
Axes Method
Chicago 16th Ed
Expanded Resources Intro/Conclusion
Should an Intro or Conclusion Be a Certain Length?
Writing An Introduction
Fleshing Out A Paper
What Should A Conclusion Do/Have?
Commonly confused words Word Choice/Spelling
28 Rules For English Spelling
What Makes a History Paper Unique? History Papers
History Papers (REQUIREMENTS)
An Arguable Thesis
Good Sources
Multiple Sources
How to Write a Historical Essay – by Dr. K. Hijar
Presenting a Paper Presentations
Things to Avoid When Presenting a Paper
 E-Mail Etiquette E-mails
Topics for email
Graduate Student Resources Graduate Students
Resources for Graduate Students
Videos for Graduate Students
More Graduate Resources on Writing
Avoiding Repetition
Acknowledging Counterarguments
Can’t-Miss Tips for Writing a Thesis or Dissertation
Writing for Sociology

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