Revising Your Essay
No one writes a perfect first draft. Writers spend most of their time revising. Any printed material a reader encounters has probably undergone numerous drafts and revisions. Like a swan gliding gracefully across a pond, a final draft that reads effortlessly takes tremendous work under the surface. See these tips to help you in your process!
Organizing Your Essay
The more organized your essay is, the easier it is to follow and the stronger it is. See these tips to help you organize!
Creating a Tone
One of the most important steps in writing is developing a voice and tone. Explore these links for tips.
Templates for Integrating Sources
This very useful resource offers common phrases and sentence structures to introduce sources, insert quotations, and situate research within your argument.
This handout can help you integrate your research with the main ideas of your essay.
What is Plagiarism and How to Avoid It
At LIU Brooklyn, plagiarizing can lead to failing assignments, courses, or even being expelled from school. In life, plagiarism has consequences such as being fired from a job, tarnishing one’s reputation, and having a degree withdrawn. This resource explains the important differences between quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, and plagiarizing. It gives you advice about how to avoid plagiarizing (even accidentally).