University of Minnesota
student writing support
center for writing
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Student Writing Support.Center for Writing's home page.

Writing process

image of quicktips handoutsWriting process quicktips

 

Assignment calculator

image of hand on computer mouseStudents can use this tool to break down any assignment for any course into manageable steps. After entering a due date and the academic department in which their course is being offered, users are given a series of suggested stages and deadlines to follow as they complete the assignment—the newest version of this tool will even provide email reminders if students request it.

This tool was developed by the University of Minnesota Libraries in collaboration with the Center for Writing and the Center for Teaching and Learning Services.

On conducting research

Get more out of Google
An infographic on how to Google efficiently when doing academic research.

Peer Research Consultants
Find out how to contact a University of Minnesota Peer Research Consultant for one-on-one assistance on developing research strategies for research papers.

On thesis statements

How to Write a Thesis Statement
Detailed advice from Indiana University–Bloomington's Writing Tutorial Services.

On paragraphs and topic sentences

Paragraphs and Topic Sentences
Detailed advice from Indiana University–Bloomington's Writing Tutorial Services.

On using evidence

Using Evidence
Detailed advice from Indiana University–Bloomington's Writing Tutorial Services.

On reverse outlining

Reverse Outlining
Why and how to use this revision tool; from the Writing Studio, Thompson Writing Program, at Duke University.

thumbnail of student writing guideStudent Writing Guide

The Student Writing Guide (.pdf file) provides detailed reading, research, and writing strategies for successful academic writing at the university level.