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Writing Skills

Brush up on your grammar and punctuation skills to polish your final drafts.

Finding Online Articles with EBSCO Databases

Covers the basics of using EBSCO databases.  Includes information on using advanced search techniques, saving articles to folders, and finding auto generated citations.

Citation Guide

Learn how to use the two most widely used citation styles for writing research papers and assignments.

Writing as Inquiry Papers

If you have been assigned to write a paper on a topic then this is the guide for you! Discover prewriting techniques to help you get started and outline examples to help format your paper.

Compare/Contrast Papers

Outlines, tips, and prewriting skills for compare/contrast paper or assignments.

Persuasive & Argumentative Papers

Persuasive and argumentative papers rely on using evidence to convince others. Think you have what it takes? Check out our prewriting and outline examples to get started on your assignment.


Not sure where to get started on your research? This guide is designed to help you make a research plan, choose a topic, and find your sources. An excellent starting point for any research paper writing assignment.

Getting Started

Research assignments can be difficult to begin, especially if you are not sure how to get started.  This guide is intended to help you with basic English grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.

For more research and writing help, check out the guides below.

At Texas State Technical College (TSTC), we care about student success. And to assist our students from the first semester to the last, we offer a variety of support with academic and technical subjects. In addition, the colleges offer computer and study labs to help provide a quiet place to study.

Tutorial services are directed toward student success. We offer opportunities to be partners in the learning environment, with on-going training for peer tutors and tutors with national peer tutoring certification.

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