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Frisco ENGL 1310: College Writing I

First Year Writing Guide for Frisco, Texas

Student's Readiness to Conduct Research

​​Consider what concepts or theories you are studying in class along with reading assignments.  How does this information connect to your research assignment?

  • Pre-focus: consider assignment, pick a topic, explore topic
  • Student could experience uncertainty, apprehension, anxiety and confusion
  • Focus: figure out how to proceed, find your connections and map it
  • Turning point of the search process as the topic becomes focused and personalized leading to increased confidence and a sense of clarity and purpose.
  • Post-focus: finish searching for articles and finalize presentation.
  • This brings relief and a sense of satisfaction.

Remember emotional motivation is very important for a success paper. 

Wang, R. (2016). Assessment for One-Shot Library Instruction: A Conceptual Approach. Portal: Libraries And The Academy, 16(3), 619-648. 

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.

Citation Styles - English predominately uses MLA

Annotated Bibliography

Annotated Bibliographies from Purdue OWL

A bibliography is a list of sources (books, journals, Web sites, periodicals, etc.) one has used for researching a topic. An annotation is a summary and/or evaluation. Therefore, an annotated bibliography includes a summary and/or evaluation of each of the sources.

UNT Writing Lab

Student Publishing Opportunities

Installing MS Office 365 ProPlus

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

How to Write a Literature Review

[RealSMartMedia]. (2017, January 12). How to Write a Literature Review [Video File]. Retrieved from

Rhetorical Analysis


Student Academic Integrity

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Policy description: 

UNT promotes the integrity of learning processed and embraces the core values of trust and honesty.  Academic integrity is based on educational principles and procedures that protect the rights of all participants in the educational process and validate the legitimacy of degrees awarded by the university.  In the investigation and resolution of allegations of student academic dishonesty, the university’s actions are intended to be corrective, educationally sound, fundamentally fair, and based on reliable evidence. 

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