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WRTG 105B Reasoning and Writing in the College (Barber)

Reading strategies for vetting sources for close reading

Finding Background Info

Like encyclopedias and dictionaries, handbooks are useful for getting a feel for a topic and gathering background information that can inform your research or suggest potential subtopics or keywords. These handbooks offer overviews of various aspects of mindfulness.


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Citation Help

There are many resources for help with writing on campus.

For some easy-to-use guides to citing in MLA, APA, and other popular citation styles, go to our Writing and Citing guide.

The Writing, Speaking and Argument Center can help you at any stage of writing.