Student Research Resources

The following links are useful handouts that may provide answers to your writing questions. For further help, please stop by the Writing Center (in Gowen 111) to make an appointment.

General Social Science Writing Help

Getting Started (PDF)

Thesis Statements (PDF)

Basic Paper Organization (PDF)

Introductions (PDF)

Writing Strong Paragraphs (PDF)

Punctuation (PDF)

Incorporating Quotations (PDF)

Using Subheadings (PDF)

Citing Sources (PDF)

Plagiarism (PDF)

Peer Editing (PDF)

Final Draft Checklist (PDF)


Specific Types of Social Science Writing/Class Specific Handouts

Understanding Social Science

General Help