How to Re-Learn to Write a College Paper

How-to-Re-Learn-to-Write-a-College-PaperCongratulations- you’re back in school and chasing your dreams!

One one hand you are feeling eager to get started. But on the other hand, maybe you’re a bit anxious about the work to come. Maybe you’ve never considered yourself a talented wordsmith. Perhaps it’s been years since you last sat in a classroom and you’re a little rusty. Or maybe the ever evolving advancements in technology are a bit overwhelming.

Relax! Colorado Christian University wants you to succeed. CCU’s instructors and staff are here to make sure you thrive in your education, papers and all. Open, honest communication is the first step to a fruitful learning process that earns high marks.

For the rest, here are some online resources that will help polish your prose:


Purdue OWL

When it comes to anything dealing with composition, Purdue OWL is king. Over the last decade, it’s gotten more students through their structure, citation, and style needs than any other resource on the web.

Don’t know the elements of writing an argumentative essay? Check OWL. Need to know how to cite electronic sources in APA? Go to OWL. Need strategies for research? You know what to do. It’s hard to exaggerate how useful this site is to any college student.


CCU Subject Guides

Sometimes you just don’t know how to start researching your paper. If you are a CCU student, the best thing to do is to have a chat with your friendly librarians. On the CCU campus the librarians at the Clifton F. Fowler Library live to serve!

CCU students also have the added bonus of being able to benefit from CCU’s Subject Guides.  Subject guides are carefully prepared roadmaps to the best information on your topic. Say, for example, you don’t know how to begin researching your accounting project. Well, there you are! There are dozens of these resources, so be sure to take full advantage of them.


CCU Journal Articles and Databases

You’ve got the nuts and bolts of writing a great paper, plus a helpful guide to get you started. Now it’s time for the fun part- your own research! CCU has access to more scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, bibliographies, and reviews than you could read in ten lifetimes. And it’s all online, letting you work on the go. Powerful and portable- just what you need to give you an advantage on any project.
Writing papers can be a pleasure, and we’ll do all we can to make it so. Remember, you’re never alone in your studies- CCU has your back!