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IPOL Writing Guide

Overview

This guide provides you with the tools to write a strong academic paper. It covers the following aspects of academic writing:

  1. Understanding your Assignment
  2. Thesis Statements
  3. Essay Structure 
  4. Body Paragraphs, Topic Sentences and Transitions
  5. Introductions & Conclusions
  6. Integrating Sources
  7. Grammar, Punctuation & Style
  8. Citations

If students require help with any stage of the writing process, tutoring is available at the GUQ Writing Center. You can make an appointment through WC Online.