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Emory Writing Center: Writing Resources

Using Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism

When working on an academic project, it is extremely important to abide by the following citation and style guides. The citation style can depend on your department and project:

Quoting Sources

Avoiding Plagiarism

Statement of Honor Code (.pdf)

Exercise on Paraphrasing Properly


Documentation Formats

MLA Style, APA Style

Turabian Style, Chicago Style

Emory Professors on citation practices:

Judith Miller's Citing Sources

Barbara Ladd's Plagiarism and Collusion

Writing for the Job Search

The Writing Center also works with students who are writing for purposes outside of the classroom. Here are a few links to writing tips for the job market:

The Emory Career Center also offers many resources for students of Emory College seeking a job.

Beyond Emory: Useful Tips from Other Writing Centers

Many other universities have writing centers. Here are some of their helpful resources.

Higher Order Concerns

At the Writing Center, we use the term Higher Order Concerns (HOCs) to denote all larger aspects of a paper, such as thesis, argument, and organization. Below are links to our instructional sheets on each particular issue:

Lower Order Concerns

Don't get us wrong; grammar is important. But at the Writing Center, we use the term Lower Order Concerns (LOCs) to refer to grammar and punctuation issues. If a paper requires higher order revisions, such as changes to its argument, structure, or organization, then once a student makes those revisions, the changes in grammar that we suggested for the first draft have become irrelevant. Instead of editing papers for grammar concerns first, we address Higher Order Concerns and then look at patterns of grammatical mistakes that you can improve in each subsequent paper.

Still worried about your grammar? We have several instructional sheets on grammar, punctuation, and other common errors.

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