Getting Started

Sometimes ideas for a good paper can be elusive. To get your powers of argument and reason rolling check out our advice on:

Brainstorming

One of the most important things that you can do is to READ the assignment carefully before you begin to write. The verb that your professor uses can give you clues. To work out exactly what your professor expects from your paper, learn how to:

Look for the Verbs in Writing Assignments

Often the worst part of writing a paper is looking at a blank page. Read Howard Becker's advice on what to do in that situation.

The Blank Page