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Assignment | Persuasive Essay (Izaguirre): Writing & Citing

Spring 2020 | ENGL 1301 | Professor Izaguirre

Academic Writing

Academic writing involves giving credit to original authors. Document and organize your research by using Research Managers. Once you have all your research ready, take a look at the latest 8th edition MLA Guide in MLA Resources or utilize our MLA template for your citation needs.

Got a draft done? Create your free account in Grammarly for editing and proofreading feedback. The writing coaches in the Writing Lab (12.825) will help you with the "sense-making" aspect of writing such as transitions and organization of ideas (things an automated checker can't make sense of). Check out Links & Apps for your writing success.

Managing Your Research

While conducting research you will need to capture the articles and associated citations. Your process will be very individual, but be consistent and choose a tool to help organize your research. Some suggested tools below:

OneDriveOneDrive - Cloud storage from Microsoft Office 365. 1 TB free for Lone Star College students.


EvernoteEvernote - The Basic version is free. Works across all mobile devices. Create notebooks for each course or writing assignment. Be sure to download the Web Clipper as well.

ZoteroZotero - Zotero is a free, open access extension that runs in the Firefox and Chrome browsers that's designed to gather, download, and tag your research. Helpful tutorials.

EasyBibEasyBib - Citation generator that is free for MLA.

Writing Lab

Request an Upswing account for online writing help with the UP writing coaches! (Currently-enrolled UP students only.)

What's Upswing & how does this work?

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Writing - Links & Apps