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Writing Links

Here are links to some websites with information on writing. The Writers' Center website also has some pages devoted to writing tips covering bibliographies, punctuation, and other topics.

Colby College English Department

Getting Started
Tips on reading and interpreting your assignment to make sure that your writing stays focused.

Researching and Note-Taking
Some thoughts on keeping your research on target, and some ways to avoid getting overwhelmed.

College and Academic Writing
Here are some components of effective college writing and questions to ask yourself as you write academic papers.

Writing a Thesis
Find out what makes an effective, powerful thesis statement.

Writing Paragraphs
Here's how to structure strong paragraphs.
This is a more detailed approach to the art of crafting paragraphs.

Discipline-Specific Writing
These Dartmouth College, UNC Writing Center, and Claremont Graduate University links provide helpful hints on writing in:
Art History

English as a Second Language (ESL)

English as a Foreign Language Magazine

Creative Writing

Electronic Poetry Center
RIF/T: Poetry and Prose

Essay Tests
Check this out for tips on how to strut your stuff on essay tests.

A comprehensive site on writing grants and proposals--includes tutorials and guided tours of very valuable websites.

Personal Statements
Applying to grad school? Read examples of effective personal statements and get some first-hand advice from admissions representatives.

Rhetoric and Composition

Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication
American Communication Association


Colby's Plagiarism Policy
CBB Plagiarism and Copyright Resource: This is a joint effort by Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin Colleges, dedicated to the education of faculty, staff, and students on plagiarsim and copyright issues.

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