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SOC 355: Death & Dying

This guide provides students in SOC 355 the chronological steps to take when conducting research including forming a topic, information seeking strategies, locating resources, reading resources, and the writing process.

Writing Help

Purdue OWL

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University is open to users worldwide. It contains numerous writing resources from style guides, structural outlines, to citation help. Where a roommate might be able to help you proofread, Purdue OWL can help you improve your writing. 

FHSU Writing Center

Located on the main floor of Forsyth Library, the Writing Center offers trained consultants to help you tackle those writing assignments. From choosing a topic to perfecting your documentation style, our consultants can help you to strengthen your writing skills and prepare you to take your place in the world.  Appointments are recommended and can be made online on the Writing Center site.

A Quick Guide to ASA Citation

In many upper-level Sociology courses, the preferred method of research writing is in the American Sociological Association (ASA) format. Not to be confused with APA (American Psychological Association) citation style, ASA has its own rules for bibliographies as well as in-text citation. 

For details on writing a research paper in ASA style, visit the Purdue OWL ASA writing guide or use the quick guide below from the American Sociological Association.

ASA Quick style guide, page 1

Non-ASA Citation Style Guides

FHSU APA Guide: quick citation guide with examples.

FHSU MLA Guide: quick citation guide with examples.

FHSU Chicago Style Guide: quick citation guide with examples.