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COMM 3620: Intercultural communication

Rhetorical Analysis

How to Write a Research Question

How to Write a Research Question

Close Reading and Critical Reading

Developing a Thesis from a Story or Novel

Developing a Thesis from a Story or Novel

Help with Topic Selection

  • Pew Research Center -  A nonpartisan "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. Offers results from public opinion polling and social science research and news coverage analysis.
  • RAND Corporation: Research Areas -  Topics that are currently in the news or relevant to the public policy debate. 
  • United Nations: Global Issues - Offers an over view of global issues, and links to other resources where you can get additional information. 

Installing MS Office 365 ProPlus

Free Microsoft© Office 365 ProPlus is available to currently enrolled students.

APA and Chicago Style Guides

Technical writing and literary theory and schools of criticism

Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quotiong from Purdue OWL




  • Must reference the original source
  • The text is much shorter than the original text. (For example, one may write a single page to summarize a four-page article.)
  • Must use your own words, usually with a very limited use of quotations.
  • Must reference the original source
  • The text produced may be shorter or longer than the original text
  • Must use your own words
  • Must reference the original source
  • The text produced is the exact length of the original text quoted (unless ellipses are used)
  • Use the original author’s exact words
  • Put quotation marks around the original author’s exact words
  • Include the page number of the original source from which you borrowed the author’s original language.

Research Paper

Genre and the Research Paper by Purdue OWL

Common Writing Assignments from Purdue Writing Lab

Common Writing Assignments

Synthesizing Sources

How to use RefWorks

UNT Writing Lab

Office of Disabilities Access

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