International Students' Guide to Research Skills and Using the KU Libraries: Writing Skills

This guide, designed especially for the needs of international students, provides explanations of how to do research using the KU Libraries' resources. It includes links, tutorials, and step-by-step instructions on developing research skills.

Writing Skills

WRITING SKILLS are an essential part of academic success.  This page provides links to resources, worksheets, and tutorials focused on all parts of the writing process--including topic development, organization, and outlining. 

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Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

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The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.

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Books on writing

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