General Essay Writing Resources

Please feel free to print, copy, and use these handouts for educational, non-commercial purposes, giving credit to the Illinois Valley Community College Writing Center.  Handouts should not be modified or adapted without written permission from the Writing Center Coordinator.  Questions and suggestions about these resources should be directed to the Writing Center Coordinator,

This page is published and maintained by the Illinois Valley Community College Writing Center and was last updated on July 2020. 

Annotated Bibliography
Body Paragraph Structure
Citing a Source At-a-Glance
Formatting Titles At-a-Glance
Introducing Quotations
Outline (blank template sample)
Quick Tips for Essay Writing
Writing a Literary Analysis
Writing a Thesis
Writing an Introduction
Writing Conclusions
Writing Essay Examinations and Short Answer Questions
Writing Titles

IVCC Scholarship Essay Pointers (slideshow)

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