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Writing Tips and Guidelines
Writing does more than express thoughts; it creates them. In order to become an effective thinker, you need to master the tools of effective writing. The Exploration and Discovery Program has assembled this guide to help you write high-quality papers and to assist you with your writing in general.
In addition to this guide, you should keep handy one or more of the following:
Harris, Muriel. The Writer’s FAQ’s: A Pocket Handbook. 5th ed. New Jersey: Pearson Education, 2013.
Dodds, Jack. The Ready Reference Handbook: Writing, Revising, Editing. 3rd ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2002.
The Chicago Manual of Style: The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers. 16th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Trimmer, Joseph F. The Essentials of MLA Style: A Guide to Documentation for Writers of Research Papers. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1998.
Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 7th ed. Revised by John Grossman and Alice Bennett. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Bullock, Richard. The Norton Field Guide to Writing. 3rd ed. New York: WW Norton & Co, 2013.
Lynch, Jack. The English Language: A User’s Guide. Newburyport: Focus Publishing, 2008.
Turabian, Kate L. Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers. 4th ed. Revised by Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.