The Writing Program at Benedictine

Resources for Students: The Basics

981694_28809761Academic Integrity, Plagiarism, and Citations

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

University Academic Honesty Policy


Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism (BenU Library Libguide)



Paraphrasing Exercise


Plagiarism Quiz


Citing Sources

APA In-Text Documentation Practice


Citation Guides and Style Manuals (BenU Library Libguide)
General information about citation andThe St. Martin's Handbook. The blue tabs across the top of the guide provide specific information about citation styles commonly used by students in their writing, including APA, AMA, CSE, Chicago style, MLA, and NLM.


Citing Government and Legal Documents (BenU Library Libguide)


Online tool for developing a bibliography. Caution: be sure to proofread the resulting document for accuracy!

981694_28809761Academic Writing

On Writing Theses

General/Specific Exercise


How to Develop a Thesis


Writing a Strong Thesis, or Crux


Paragraphs and Language

Edited Standard Written English (ESWE)


Writing an Effective Introduction




Other Resources

How  to Take an Essay Exam


Reviewing an Essay Draft

 981694_28809761Grammar & Mechanics

Diagramming Sentences (online software)



Grammar Girl (website)
"Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. Covering the grammar rules and word choice guidelines that can confound even the best writers, Grammar Girl makes complex grammar questions simple with memory tricks to help you recall and apply those troublesome grammar rules."


GrammarNOW! (website)
"grammarNOW! has a wealth of resources to make your writing better and to answer any grammar, punctuation, or composition question you may have."


Guide to Grammar and Writing (website)
Detailed explanations of grammar and language use, quizzes, and strategies for effective essay writing.


Guide to Punctuation


Writing with Parallel Structure


The St. Martin's Handbook: E-Book
Online version of The St. Martin's Handbook.

The St. Martin's Handbook: Exercise Central
Over 9,000 free online writing exercises that provide practice in important writing skills.

The St. Martin's Handbook: Other Online Resources
Additional writing resources, including sample essays, strategies for creating different kinds of arguments, working with online sources, and more.

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