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Welcome, we are pleased you are a graduate student at ECU-CON. As you will learn graduate school is much different than undergraduate school in that the majority of the work is online and includes writing papers - scientific papers. You may never have written a scientific paper or it may have been some time since you have done one. Therefore we want you to be successful in this endeavor and have prepared some resources to assist you. We hope you find this information helpful and would welcome your comments and suggestions for this site and any other sites you find helpful.

Best wishes in your graduate studies at ECU-CON!

Faculty of the ECU - CON Graduate Faculty Organization

East Carolina University
University Writing Center
Guides

ECU Writing Center Guides include general writing, documentation and citation, English as a second language, plagiarism, grammar and mechanics, thesis statements, parts of the paper, organization, personal and professional writing.
http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/writing/writingcenter/guides.cfm


Scientific Writing Sources

The Science of Scientific Writing
Retrieved August 9, 2007, from http://www.amstat.org/publications/jcgs/sci.pdf

Guidelines on Style for Scientific Writing
Retrieved August 9, 2007, from http://www.sportsci.org/jour/9901/wghstyle.html.

Scientific Writing Booklet
Retrieved August 9, 2007, from http://www.biochem.arizona.edu/marc/Sci-Writing.pdf.

Primary and Secondary Sources:

Reitz, J.M. ODLIS Online Dictionary for Library and Information Sceince. Libraries Unlimited. Retrieved August 9, 2007, from http://lu.com/odlis/search.cfm .

APA Sources

Never sure how to correctly cite the resources and in particular electronic resources then review these sites. One of the sites includes a tutorial that some faculty may require you to complete.

APA Formatting and Style Guide
OWL Materials from The OWL at Purdue
Retrieved August 9, 2007, from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

APA Style Homepage
Content includes: APA style, style tips, electronic resources, frequently asked questions, what's new and ethics of publication.
Retrieved August 9, 2007, from http://apastyle.apa.org/

APA Style Online: Electronic Resources
Retrieved August 9, 2007, from http://www.apastyle.org/elecref.html

APA Tutorial
Welcome to the APA Tutorial University Libraries, The University of Southern Mississippi Retrieved August 9, 2007, from http://www.liu.edu/cwis/CWP/library/workshop/citapa.htm

APA Citation
Retrieved August 9, 2007, from http://www.liu.edu/cwis/CWP/library/workshop/citapa.htm

Citation Styles Handbook
Retrieved August 9, 2007, from
http://www.english.uiuc.edu/cws/wworkshop/writer_resources/citation_styles/apa/apa.htm

APA Documentation
The Writing Center of the University of Wisconsin - Madison
Retrieved August 9, 2007, from http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/DocAPA.html

Plagiarism

Not sure what plagiarism is but sure you don't want to do it? Then find out more. One of the sites includes a tutorial that some faculty may require you to complete.

ECU Website for Plagiarism
Retrieved August 9, 2007 from http://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/reference/plagiarism.cfm
Excellent sites for review.

Links from this site include:

How to Avoid Plagiarism: An Online Tutorial
From Rutgers University

The Plagiarism Court: You Be the Judge
From Fairfield University

You Quote It, You Note It
From Acadia University

Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
From Duke University

Plagiarism Tutorial
From North Carolina State University

Plagiarism - A Tutorial
Retrieved August 9, 2007, from http://www.fairfield.edu/x13870.xml