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Student Resources
icon 20 Most Common Errors
Help with the most common surface student writing problems

icon Links
Annotated links to writing resources on the Web

icon Exercise Central
Online interactive exercises to accompany The St. Martin's Handbook

icon Documenting Sources
New 2003 MLA Guidelines Click here for updated guidelines for documenting sources in MLA style.

Advice for citing sources using MLA, APA, CBE, and Chicago style

icon Student Samples
Model student documents

icon Writer's Almanac
Reference information from across the disciplines

icon Working Online
Resources and advice for writing online

Other Resources
icon The St. Martin's Tutorial on Avoiding Plagiarism
icon Mike Markel's WWW Design Tutorial
icon Mike Palmquist's Research Activities and Checklists
icon Mike Palmquist's Research Writing Tutorials
icon TopLinks

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