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SOC 310: Women's and Gender Studies (Christy Craig): Writing Process

This guide will walk you through the research process for researching women's studies from developing your topic to writing your assignment. It includes database, journals, and resources that will help you research gender, sociology, and feminist theory.

Librarian Hot Take

Instead of sending your professor a draft of your paper before it is due, send them an outline of the paper instead. 

  1. It will force you to organize your thoughts before you start writing. 
  2. Your professor is much more likely to read it carefully if what you send them is shorter.
  3. If there are structural issues or problems with your argument, your professor can point them out to you before you spend all the time and effort of writing the paper. 

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.

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.