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Research Paper Help: Writing / Typing

Online Writing Help




Most composition courses require a writing manual to guide you as you take notes, outline, write the draft and complete your paper. Several colleges and universities provide online writing information for research papers through their "online writing labs."

Look at Where to Start a Paper from Univ of Richmond.

Begin by taking notes, always keeping in mind that you will have to cite each source you use in your paper. Be sure to note exactly what information you will need in order to cite each source correctly, and in the style the instructor requires (see Citing Sources).

You will be guilty of plagiarism if you do not responsibly cite information from your sources.

Organize your notes and prepare an outline in preparation for writing the first draft of your paper.

Be sure you know which manuscript format or "style" your instructor requires you to use:

As you proofread and revise your paper, correct any grammar or usage errors you spot.

Writing Resources

The Reading/Writing Labs are located at the Pensacola, Milton, and Warrington campuses and offer free tutoring to all Pensacola State College students. No appointment is necessary.

Services include:

  • Assistance with writing assignments for any Pensacola State College course
  • Grammar review.
  • Instructional support for prep reading courses
  • Vocabulary development.
  • Computers for word processing

Reading/Writing Lab Locations 

Pensacola Campus Bldg. 4, Rm. 448 850.484.1451
Milton Campus Bldg. 4200, Rm. 4246 850.484.4403
Warrington Campus Bldg. 3100, Rm. 3142 850.484.2351
South Santa Rosa Center Room 5130A 850.475.4851


Manuscript Format

Typing the Paper