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Writing Center, Bryan Campus - A119 - (979) 209-7591

There are many informative web pages dedicated to helping students write. We have created categories that students usually need help with; below each one you will find our favorite link for that topic.

Writing Process

Choosing a topic
Pre-drafting
Research
Evaluating sources
Planning
Drafting
Revising
Editing
Documentation

Thesis Statements

Crafting a thesis statement
Five ways of looking at a thesis
Common pitfalls for thesis statements

Essay Level Concerns

Paragraphs
Transitions
Introductions and conclusions

Sentence Level Concerns

Clear and concise sentences
How to improve sentence variety
Grammar

Editing and Proofreading

Punctuation Help
12 common errors
Proofreading Strategies
How to proofread and edit your own work

OWLs - Online Writing Labs

Texas A&M University Writing Center
Colorado State Writing Center
Dartmouth Writing Program
MIT Online Writing and Communication Center
Purdue Online Writing Lab
Salt Lake Community College Writing Center

General Writing Practices

Audience
Summarizing
Paraphrasing
Using direct quotes
Avoiding plagiarism

MyDropBox

Composition & Rhetoric

Logos, Pathos, Ethos
Toulmin terms
Rogerian terms
Critical reading
Dialogues website
Handbook for Writerswebsite


Literature

Elements of literature
Short stories
Poems
Drama
Finding out about an author

Technical Writing

Mike Markel's Technical Writing
Resumes
Cover Letters
Personal Statements
Instruction sets
Memos
Letters

Study Guides and Strategies