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Writing & Citing

Guide to Academic Writing

Writing Resources

Introduction to the Writing & Citing Guide

This guide was designed to be a resource on writing for faculty and students. It includes resources on different aspects of writing from choosing a topic to structuring an argument, to citing sources. Acces different topics in the left navigation panel. There are resources on grammar and style, a video library, and specific on writing in different disciplines.

Video Library

The video library covers a wide range of writing topics. Some of the videos were created by BC3 Librarians, others by external groups such as the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL).

Access the BC3 Video Library


How Do You Get Started Writing a Paper


Writing Help at BC3

For writing assistance, see BC3 Tutoring.



Open Access Resources (OER) Writing and Grammar Texts

Grammar for Academic Writing

Conventions 101: A Functional Approach to Teaching (and Assessing!) Grammar and Punctuation

Conventions 101

The Word on College Reading and Writing

An interactive, multimedia text that introduces students to reading and writing at the college level.

Word on College Reading and Writing

Writing for Success

Provides instruction in steps.
Builds writing, reading, and critical thinking. Combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition.

Writing in College: From Competence to Excellence

Explains the purposes behind college-level writing and offers indispensable advice for organization and expression.

About Writing

Great for any beginning writing students or as reference for advanced students!

About Writing

English Composition

Designed for students to learn the foundational concepts for first year English, college composition).

English Composition



BC3 Books on Writing

Books on Writing and Grammar at BC3

Writing Well

English Grammar Demystified

Reading Like a Writer


Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips to Clean Up Your Writing