Chapter 1: Helpful resources organized by page number

pp. 2-5 How to write academic papers

pp. 5-8: Avoiding plagiarism

pp. 11-12 Avoiding bias in writing

pp. 14-16: Making sure you paper is organized

Diagramming ideas and making concept maps

  • Examples of concept maps

Computer tools for concept mapping and outlining

p. 16  Avoiding procrastination

p. 16: Using MS Word's full-screen mode

p. 20 Making your computer talk


p. 21-22 Spelling Checkers

p. 23 For another useful checklist, download the following pdf from Dan Simons. The pdf contains a lot of wise advice, but the checklist begins on page 7.

p. 24: To understand why you need to use a checklist and why you need to rewrite, see these seven "laws" of communication.

p. 25: To write well, you need to be truthful, relevant, and clear (Kehoe, 2011).


p. 26 Quotes illustrating key points