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Student Success Skills: College Writing

Writing Assistance

Writing Help

Each campus has a Writing Center in the Library that provides current SJR State students with free writing help.

Writing a paper? Do a Paper Review before meeting with a tutor in the Library. 

Citing & formatting? Use the Citing & Formatting Checklist and our guide to get started. 

Check out the Writing Virtual Skills Lab - SJR State's tutors and partners have made quick video tutorials so you can always help yourself! Each tutorial is a few minutes long and focuses on a particular skill. 

Take a free Crash Course on Citations anytime online.  

Learn about Turnitin

Visit Us for Writing Help!

Michael Ramey, Orange Park Campus Writing Academic Support Coordinator, in the Library - room 116

Kayla Cook, Palatka Campus Writing Academic Support Coordinator, in the Library - room 213

Brenda Hoffman, St. Augustine Campus Writing Academic Support Coordinator, in the Library in the open computer lab near the computer classrooms

Becoming a Confident Writer

Library Search Terms

Suggested Search Terms

We have some books listed below on College Writing, but if you would like to see what other materials the Library owns on the topic, try these search terms:

English Language



Academic Writing

Persuasion (Rhetoric)

Report Writing

Handbooks, Manuals, etc

Style Manuals

Writing Resources at the SJR State Library

Strategies for Writing Success

Why Do We Cite?

Avoid Plagiarism

It is important that you cite your sources to avoid plagiarism, which is the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own. 

Give Credit

Giving credit to the original source rewards other scholars for the hard work and creativity they contribute to advancements in their fields.

Help Readers Find Your Sources

Citations are like a roadmap to your sources. Sometimes seeing a quote in its original context helps readers understand it better. Citations can also guide your readers to more information about your topic.

Give Credibility to Your Work

The more you know about your topic, the more credible your arguments become. By citing your sources, you prove that you have researched existing information and multiple viewpoints. In turn, readers will see that your theories and ideas are well-supported.