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Harvard College Writing Center: Strategies for Essay Writing

Originally featured in the 2-12-2016 Scout Report, students, as well as teachers, may find this resource helpful in preparing for the new school year.

The Harvard College Writing Center has compiled this detailed collection on the basic elements of the scholarly essay. Advanced high school students and lower-division undergraduates might benefit the most from the resources assembled here, which cover a comprehensive outline of how to research, write, and edit an essay. Visitors may want to start with "How to Read an Assignment," and progress through the titled strategies before culminating with "Tips on Grammar, Punctuation, and Style." Each of the 18 sections contains helpful suggestions and strategies for essay writing, from writing a comparative analysis to creating an outline.
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