Charlie's History Writing Center

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In all of my courses, I insist that proper grammar, spelling and style are an inherent, and necessary, part of each graded assignment.  I also limit most writing assignments to a maximum of one page or one paragraph; there are a few two-page papers.  I remind you that any student caught plagiarizing or cheating will be subject to disciplinary action.  If interested, please read some further explanation regarding the importance of proper writing.

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My Writing Resources for My HIS Courses
Tutorial:  Writing the One-Page Paper A suggested process for writing a paper.
Writing Style Rules These are the specific style rules to be used in all writing in the course.
History Paper Guidelines Some important guidelines to help you in writing your papers.
Sample Writing Style Mistakes Some examples of common writing problems.
Explanation of Comments on Assignments Here is some further explanation of my typical comments on your assignments.
How I Grade a Paper This is a sample of what I do when grading a paper, which means that there are hints to help you do well on your papers.
Plagiarism NVCC, ELI and my policies on cheating.
Citing Sources How to cite your sources correctly.
Electronic Submission Information How to send your assignments by email.
The Online History Writing Center at NVCC A Short YouTube video about this resource
History Assignments: Formats and Style Another Short YouTube video on the different formats of history assignments and style requirements
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College Writing Resources
The NVCC Campus writing centers (Alexandria campus Writing Assistance Center, Annandale campus Writing and Reading Center, Loudoun campus Writing Center, Manassas campus Reading/Writing Center and the Woodbridge campus Academic Assistance Services) Each center has its own staff and hours of operation, and most centers recommend that you make an appointment before arriving with a paper.  In general, the staff at any center will provide feedback on your writing (Staff will not edit papers.).

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