English Language and Literature Subject Guide

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Writing an English Paper

A well-constructed research paper properly synthesizes the writer's views with the outside perspectives and critiques of other authors. Emphasizing both the author's original insights and the interpretations of respected supplimentary sources, it should ultimately be an expression of the writer's inquiry into a specific topic of interest. Research paper assignments for the English discipline often range in specificity and length. Nonetheless, there are certain stylistic conventions and expectations associated with the English research paper.  (from the U of Richmond)

Writing Assistance

The Writing Center offers individual and group tutorial assistance on any college writing task, from papers and lab reports in any stage of completion to resumes and application essays. Open evenings on the main floor of Leyburn Library (Room M11), the Center is directed by an English Department faculty member and staffed by students from various major and minor fields chosen for their superior writing and teaching skills.

Visit the Writing Center's website to learn more and make an appointment.