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Tips and Solutions

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




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


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.)

Additional Resources


Contact Details

Fall River Campus
Fall River Campus - Learning Commons 777 Elsbree Street Fall River, MA 02720
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 2295
Location: B-110
Monday - Thursday - 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Attleboro Campus
Attleboro Campus - Learning Commons 11 Field Road Attleboro, MA 02703 (GPS directions: use 34 Forest St.)
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 3543
Location: Student Lounge, 2nd Floor
Monday - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesday - 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Thursday - 10 a.m. - Noon and 1 - 4 p.m.
Fridays - Closed

New Bedford Campus
New Bedford Campus - Costa Academic Support Center 800 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 4013
Location: NH-118
M - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
T - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
W - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 5 - 6 p.m.
R - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 5 - 6 p.m.
F - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
S - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Taunton Center
Taunton Center 61 Summer Street Taunton, MA 02780
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 2295
Monday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Event Calendar

Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2015 13:00:00 GMT

Credit for Life at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School (12/2/2015)


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Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2015 19:00:00 GMT

Writing Placement Test Prep Workshop-Fall River-20597 (12/2/2015)


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Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2015 23:00:00 GMT

Arithmetic Placement Test Prep Workshop-Fall River-20577 (12/2/2015)


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Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2015 15:00:00 GMT

Employer Recruitment Event (12/3/2015)


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