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Composing Strategies 

  • Invention Strategies: this document explains two techniques, speed writing and looping, for discovering what can be said about a topic and for inquiring into it
  • Constructing an Outline: this document explains what an outline is, why you might want to use an outline, what an outline looks like, and what kinds of outlines there are
  • Mapping: this document describes two mapping strategies, listing and clustering, that can help you create visual representations of your thinking and planning

Genres of Writing

Abstract or Proposal
  • Writing an Abstract: an abstract is a summary of a text, document, project, speech, etc.; an abstract concentrates on the essential qualities of anything more extensive or more general
Annotated Bibliography

Cover Letter

Essays

Infographics

Literature

Nursing Care Plan

Poster Presentation

Research Paper

  • Evaluating Information: this LibGuide created by BCC librarians offers some basic tips on understanding the difference between scholarly and popular sources and the best places to find them 
  • Evaluating Sources: this document describes the research process and provides questions you can pose about the information you find
  • The Research Assignment: A Step-by-Step Approach: this checklist offers a step-by-step process for finding a research focus, selecting sources, collecting evidence, planning and writing the research paper, and citing sources

Summary

Grammar and Mechanics

Purdue University OWL (Online Writing Lab)

  • Mechanics (active and passive voice, parallel sentence structure, parts of speech, transitions, etc.)
  • Grammar (count and noncount nouns, articles, subject-verb agreement, prepositions, etc.)
  • Punctuation (commas, quotation marks, apostrophes, hyphens, etc.)

Guide to Grammar and Writing (Capital Community College)

Grammar Handbook (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

 

Contact Details


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Fall River Campus
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 2544
Location: B-110
Hours:
Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Attleboro Campus
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 3884
Location: AT-141
Hours:
Monday 7:00 - 9:00 pm,
Tuesday 1:00 - 3:00 pm,
Wednesday Noon - 3:00 pm,
Thursday Noon - 3:00 pm

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New Bedford Campus
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 4013
Location: NH-118
Hours:
Monday - Saturday,
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Taunton Campus
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 3767
Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Event Calendar

Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 14:00:00 GMT

Priority Advisement for current students by appointment only (12/1/2014)

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Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 16:45:00 GMT

Fall River - Monday, December 1, 2014-15232 (Cancelled) (12/1/2014)

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Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 20:45:00 GMT

Fall River - Monday, December 1, 2014-15233 (12/1/2014)

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Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 15:00:00 GMT

General Campus Tour and Information Session (12/2/2014)

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