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.
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:
Handbooks, Manuals, etc
Writing Resources at the SJR State Library
Strategies for Writing Success
Why Do We Cite?
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.
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.