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The Rhetorical Situation
 
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Writing does not exist in a vacuum. Like all communication, writing exists as an interaction among three elements: the audience, the writer, and the issue. These elements are known collectively as the rhetorical situation.
How to Write an Abstract: Content
 
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What information should you include in your abstract? Learn about the four main sections of abstracts: problem and purpose, methods, results, and conclusions and implications. Please download our "Abstracts" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/Abstracts.pdf
APA Format: Subheadings
 
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In this video, we discuss using subheadings according to the style guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA). Please download our "APA Format" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/APA-Format.pdf
APA Citations: In-text Citations: Multiple Authors
 
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In this video, we discuss handling in-text citations with multiple authors according to the style guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA). Please download our "APA Citations" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/APA-Citations.pdf
APA Citations: In-text Citations: The Basics
 
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In this video, we cover the basics of working with in-text citations according to the style guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA). Please download our "APA Citations" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/APA-Citations.pdf
APA Citations: Reference List: Web Sources
 
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In this video, we discuss creating reference list entries for web sources according to the style guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA). Please download our "APA Citations" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/APA-Citations.pdf
APA Format: Running Head and Page Numbers
 
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In this video, we discuss how to format the the running head and page numbers according to the style guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA). Please download our "APA Format" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/APA-Format.pdf
Brainstorming Part Two: Stasis
 
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Few things are as frustrating to watch as two people arguing past each other. They both think they are arguing about X, but one is really talking about Y and the other one, Z. They are arguing from two different places; in other words, they haven't found the stasis of their argument, that place where both speakers can stand together and discuss the same issue. By asking questions of stasis, you will make sure that you are standing in the same place as your audience. Please download our "Brainstorming: Invention" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/Brainstorming-Invention.pdf
How to Write an Abstract: Writing Style
 
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Learn about the three stylistic issues to consider when writing an abstract: accuracy, concision, and clarity. Please download our "Abstracts" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/Abstracts.pdf
Research Questions Worth Answering
 
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Great research begins with great questions. This video explores a four-step process to asking questions worth answering. Please download our "Forming Research Questions" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/Forming-Research-Questions.pdf
APA Citations: Reference List Basics: Author Names
 
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In this video, we discuss the basics of including author names in your reference list entries according to the style guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA). Please download our "APA Citations" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/APA-Citations.pdf
4 Ways to Persuade with Emotion (Pathos) | How to Craft an Argument
 
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Persuading through emotions is easier than you think! Learn four easy ways to persuade via pathos. Please download our "Persuasion: Emotion:" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/Persuasion-Emotion.pdf
How to Plan and Write a Paper: Transitions
 
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Transitions show how your ideas relate. They serve as signposts as your readers move between paragraphs. Learn about the many types of transitional words and phrases you can use in your writing. Please download our "Transitions" handouts here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/Transitions.pdf
APA Citations: No Author
 
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In this video, we discuss handling sources with no author according to the style guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA). Please download our "APA Citations" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/APA-Citations.pdf
Editing: Comma Splices and Run Ons
 
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Many writers struggle with comma splices and run-on sentences, but this video will help you identify and correct them. Please download our "Run-ons" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/Run-ons.pdf Please download our "Comma Splices" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/Comma-Splices.pdf
How to Plan and Write a Paper: How to Edit
 
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Editing is about sentences. In this video, we review four key principles to keep in mind in this stage of the writing process. Please download out "Editing" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/Editing.pdf
APA Citations: In-text Citations: Sources within Sources
 
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In this video, we discuss handling sources within sources according to the style guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA). Please download our "APA Citations" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/APA-Citations.pdf
The Art of Paraphrasing: Avoiding Plagiarism
 
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Seven steps process to paraphrase well, illustrated with an example.
How to Plan and Write a Paper: What is a Paragraph?
 
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Are paragraphs a unit a length or a unit of thought? Learn the three main components of paragraphs and how to use paragraphs to effectively convey your ideas. Please download our "Paragraphs" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/Paragraphs.pdf
How to Plan and Write a Paper: How to Organize
 
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A good organization keeps your readers from getting lost. Learn how to use three organizing techniques -- storyboarding, outlining, and reverse outlining. Please download our "Organization" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/Organization.pdf
APA Citations: Reference List: Journal Articles
 
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In this video, we discuss creating reference list entries for journal articles according to the style guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA). Please download our "APA Citations" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/APA-Citations.pdf
APA Format: References
 
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In this video, we discuss how to format the reference page according to the style guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA). Please download our "APA Format" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/APA-Format.pdf
How to Plan and Write a Paper: Introductions
 
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Introductions provide your readers with context so that they can understand the rest of your paper. Learn the three main components of an introduction and how to use them effectively to convey the basis of your argument to your audience. Please download our "Introductions" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/Introduction.pdf
5 Ways to Persuade with Character (Ethos) | How to Craft an Argument
 
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Persuading through character is easier than you think! Learn five easy ways to persuade via ethos. Please download our "Persuasion: Character" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/Persuasion-Character.pdf
How to Plan and Write a Paper: How to Draft
 
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Drafting turns your ideas into sentences and paragraphs. While there is no one "right" way to draft -- fast drafts and slow drafts are two techniques you can use at this stage in the writing process.
What is Reason? (Logos) | How to Craft an Argument
 
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Persuasion through logos is persuasion through reason. In other words, logical arguments are well-organized -- their claims, reasons, and assumptions link up in clear and convincing ways. Please download our "Persuasion: Reason" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/Persuasion-Reason.pdf
Editing: Using Precise, Forceful Verbs
 
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Are your sentences weak? Then strengthen your verbs. This video will show you how.
APA Format: General Format
 
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In this video, we discuss general formatting according to the style guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA). Please download our "APA Format" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/APA-Format.pdf
APA Citations: Reference List: Books
 
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In this video, we discuss creating reference list entries for books according to the style guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA). Please download our "APA Citations" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/APA-Citations.pdf
APA Citations: No Date
 
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In this video, we discuss handling sources with no publication date according to the style guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA). Please download our APA Citations handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/APA-Citations.pdf
What is Emotion? (Pathos) | How to Craft an Argument
 
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Persuasion through pathos is persuasion through emotions. Since emotions are built on judgments, you need to demonstrate to your audience that you feel the same way about issues as they do. Please download our "Persuasion: Emotion:" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/Persuasion-Emotion.pdf
Brainstorming Part Three: Topoi of Invention
 
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You can also generate ideas by using the topoi—a set of questions that encourage thinking about a topic. Topoi is a Greek word that means "places" (think topographical, like a map), and ancient rhetoricians thought of them as places where they could go to find arguments. Please download our "Brainstorming: Invention" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/Brainstorming-Invention.pdf
Editing: Sentence Types
 
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There are four types of sentences: learn how to build them all. Please download our "Sentences" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/Sentences.pdf
APA Format: Abstract
 
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In this video, we discuss how to format abstracts according to the style guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA). Please download our "APA Format" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/APA-Format.pdf
Fallacies of Character (Ethos) | How to Craft an Argument
 
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Ethical fallacies attempt to destroy credibility on the grounds of character or trustworthiness. Learn how to spot and avoid these fallacies! Please download our "Persuasion: Character" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/Persuasion-Character.pdf
What is Character? (Ethos) | How to Craft an Argument
 
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Persuasion through ethos is persuasion through character. Since character is built on trust, you need to demonstrate to your audience that their values are also your own. Please download our "Persuasion: Character" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/Persuasion-Character.pdf
4 Ways to Persuade with Reason (Logos) | How to Craft an Argument
 
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Persuading through reason is easier than you think! Learn four easy ways to persuade via logos. Please download our "Persuasion: Reason" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/Persuasion-Reason.pdf
How to Write an Abstract: Intro: What is an Abstract
 
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Abstracts help readers decide whether or not they want to read your work. Learn the various contexts in which abstracts are used and the basics of how to write an effective one. Please download our "Abstracts" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/Abstracts.pdf
APA Format: Title Page
 
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In this video, we discuss how to format the title page according to the style guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA). Please download our "APA Format" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/APA-Format.pdf
Intro | How to Craft an Argument
 
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Don't let rhetorical fallacies fool you! In this workshop series, you'll learn how to make a good argument and how to spot a bad one.
How to Plan and Write a Paper: Conclusions
 
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Effective conclusions aren't just summaries of previously stated material. Strong conclusions answer two fundamental questions: So what? and What now?
Editing: Trimming Prepositional Phrases
 
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Prepositional phrases are perfectly grammatical, but when overused, they can clog your sentences. This video will show you how to trim them.
Editing: Parallelism
 
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When writing a list, make sure that you keep your elements parallel. Please download our "Parallelism" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/Parallelism.pdf
Fallacies of Emotion (Pathos) | How to Craft an Argument
 
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Pathetic fallacies make faulty appeals to emotions. Learn how to spot and avoid these fallacies! Please download our "Persuasion: Emotion:" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/Persuasion-Emotion.pdf
APA Citations: In-text Citations: No Page Number
 
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In this video, we discuss handling direct quotes from sources with page numbers according to the style guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA). Please download our "APA Citations" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/APA-Citations.pdf
APA Citations: In-text Citations: Groups as Authors
 
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In this video, we discuss handling in-text citations with group authors according to the style guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA). Please download our "APA Citations" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/APA-Citations.pdf
Unblocking Your Creativity
 
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Don't feel creative? This video will present strategies for maintaining your creativity. Please download our "Writer's Block" handout: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/Writer's-Block.pdf
What to Expect at the Writing Center
 
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New to the Writing Center? This video will help you know what to expect when you visit us. University of Maryland, Baltimore Writing Center SMC Campus Center Room 307 http://www.umaryland.edu/writing [email protected] 410-706-7725
Brainstorming Part One: The Basics
 
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Few things are as intimidating as staring at a blank page, waiting for a good idea to arrive. This video will explore the nature of curiosity and review basic brainstorming tools.
Editing: Active and Passive Voice
 
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Do you know the difference between active and passive voice? This video will help you identify passive voice and know when to use it. Please download our "Voice" handout: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/Voice.pdf

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