"How To" Guides

Search engines may take you to "How To" guides for term papers, available from a variety of sites.  Some of these sites may be university writing centers and/or OWLs (Online Writing Labs), which have created helpful guidelines for their students.  These guidelines will generally include a discussion of plagiarism and ways to avoid it.   Many "How To" guides will also offer model papers to demonstrate the final products their guidelines are designed to achieve.   The student seeking a way to avoid writing his or her own paper may entirely ignore any discussion of plagiarism and go directly to the models, available for the taking.

Search engines may also take you to commercial sites, such as publishers' online handbooks.  But these commercial sites may have relationships with academia.  Writing Center at Researchpaper.com, for instance, is a "content partner" with Purdue University.  Visit this site and you will find a Chat Room, an Idea Directory, the Writing Center guidelines for writing a research paper, a Discussion Area, and brainstorming strategies for writing papers in five categories:  Art & Lit, History, Science, Business, and Society.

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