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Composing Strategies 

  • Invention Strategies:this document explains two techniques, speed writing and looping, for discovering what can be said about a topic and for inquiring into it
  • Constructing an Outline: this document explains what an outline is, why you might want to use an outline, what an outline looks like, and what kinds of outlines there are
  • Mapping: this document describes two mapping strategies, listing and clustering, that can help you create visual representations of your thinking and planning

Genres of Writing

Abstract or Proposal

  • Writing an Abstract: an abstract is a summary of a text, document, project, speech, etc.; an abstract concentrates on the essential qualities of anything more extensive or more general

Annotated Bibliography

Cover Letter

Essays

Infographics

Literature

Nursing Care Plan

Poster Presentation

Research Paper

  • Evaluating Information: this LibGuide created by BCC librarians offers some basic tips on understanding the difference between scholarly and popular sources and the best places to find them 
  • Evaluating Sources: this document describes the research process and provides questions you can pose about the information you find
  • The Research Assignment: A Step-by-Step Approach: this checklist offers a step-by-step process for finding a research focus, selecting sources, collecting evidence, planning and writing the research paper, and citing sources

Summary

Grammar and Mechanics

Purdue University OWL (Online Writing Lab)

  • Mechanics (active and passive voice, parallel sentence structure, parts of speech, transitions, etc.)
  • Grammar (count and noncount nouns, articles, subject-verb agreement, prepositions, etc.)
  • Punctuation (commas, quotation marks, apostrophes, hyphens, etc.)

Additional Resources

 

Contact Details


Fall River Learning Commons
777 Elsbree St, Fall River, MA 02720
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 2295
Location: B110
Hours:
Monday - Thursday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Attleboro Learning Commons
11 Field Road, Attleboro, MA 02703 (GPS 34 Forest St. Attleboro, MA 02703)
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 3543
Location: Student Lounge, Second Floor
Hours:
Monday - Thursday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

New Bedford Campus
800 Purchase St, New Bedford 02740
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 4013
Location: Costa Academic Support Center
Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday - Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
*The New Bedford Learning Commons has extended hours to accommodate computer access in the Costa Center

Taunton Campus
Silver City Galleria, 2 Galleria Mall Dr. Taunton, MA 02780 (Former Old Navy, use the movie theater entrance.)
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 4001
Location: Room 134
Hours:
Monday - Thursday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
*The Taunton Learning Commons is co-located with the Library and shares the same hours
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Event Calendar

Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT

Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School College Fair (10/4/2016)

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Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT

New Bedford Vocational Technical High School College Fair (10/4/2016)

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Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Financial Aid Workshop - Attleboro (10/4/2016)

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Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2016 14:00:00 GMT

UMass Boston Transfer Info Table - ATTLEBORO (10/4/2016)

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