Writing Resources

1. AVOIDING PLAGIARISM WITH PROPER CITATION

Cornell University Writing Tips on Citation Management

2. WRITING A SUMMARY

Read about how to write a summary on the Santa Monica College Reading Lab website.  Use the model below to write your summary.

In “Title of the Piece” (source and date of piece), the author shows that: central idea of the piece.  The author supports the main idea by using _____________________ and showing that ______________________________________________________.

3. SELECTING A THEME

Read the List of Book Themes

4. IDENTIFYING THE TOPIC SENTENCE

Watch the video Tips to Identify the Main Idea with Signal Words

Read Cuesta College’s Academic Support Page – Topic, Main Ideas, Supporting Details

5. VOICE

Read about Active verus Passive Voice on Grammar Girl’s  Quick and Dirty Tips

Passive Voice – The University of North Carolina Writing Center

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