Handouts and Links

 

Below are a variety of resources related to the different aspects of writing a literature paper at the college level.

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On Brainstorming

UNC Writing Center “Brainstorming”

On Close Reading & Textual Analysis

Close Reading Strategies Handout

Textual Analysis Vocabulary

On Grammar and Style

Key Grammar and Style Lessons

The above PowerPoint goes over the following:

  • Punctuating quotation marks
  • Introducing Authors
  • Formatting Titles
  • Faulty Pronoun References
  • Passive Voice

Townson University Site on Pronoun References 

On Thesis Construction

UNC Writing Center  “Thesis Statements”

University of Illinois Urbana Champagne, The Center for Writing Studies “Writing Tips: Thesis Statements”

Making a Debatable Thesis Statement 

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)  “What Makes A Good Literature Paper”

Writing an Introduction

UNC Writing Center, “Introductions.”

Gallaudet University, English Center, “Guide to Writing Introductions and Conclusions”

On MLA Citation (and Bibliography)

Owl Purdue Online Writing Lab, “MLA Formatting and Style Guide”

MLA Citation Guide (Abbreviated Word Document Version from OWL Website)

MLA Citation Guide (Abbreviated Version from OWL as a page on this cite)