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Writing Lab Toolbox: Tutorials

Resources for ACC Writing Tutors

Research Success Tutorials- choose from the menu below -

 

choosing a topic                                                  

identifying keywords

academic honesty

evaluating information

 

finding background information

 

finding books and ebooks

 

 Finding articles

 

Finding Scientific Information

 

 

These Featured tutorials in ACC's Research Success Tutorials suite, were recognized by the ALA’s Association of College & Research Libraries’ Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee in 2014.

PRIMO- more info

 

The Writing Process

Licensed Resources for Presentations

Grammar

ACC Library Database:

More grammar resources:

Numbers

MLA Style:

Spell out numbers that can be expressed in one or two words:

five

twelve

one hundred

three fourths

APA

Spell out numbers under ten and common fractions:

five

12

100

three fourths

MLA and APA

Numbers should be used for dates, addresses, identification, page numbers, decimals and percentages, large fractional numbers, and expressing monetary amounts.

06-19-1955

354.983

$654.94

Quotation Marks

Uses:

Short stories, essays, articles, book chapters, short poems, songs, and TV episodes

“Mac and Dennis Buy a Timeshare”

Exact words of an author

Simmons’ study shows that “43% of users found the term upvote more appealing than that of rank.”

Words spoken by a character in a novel

He looked her square in the eye and said, “I like Reptilia Testudines.”

Words used not according to their traditional definition

Dexter was “good” at his job; he never did anything which is the same as doing no harm.

Commas

Uses:

Joining sentence with a conjunction:

My name is Will, and I like solving mysteries.

After introductions:

Knowing I had more work to do, I stopped checking my Twitter feed.

Separating things in a list:

The presentation was made by Michael, David, and Carolina.

Setting off nonessential pieces of information:

Roger, my annoying roommate, always eats all of the pizza bagels.

With place names:

Austin, Texas, is the capital of the state.

With the date:

June 16, 1955

Before quotations:

He said, “I’m your best friend.”


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