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Prof. Packer - English 101: Writing The Essay

Support for English 101 Prof. Packer

Time to Write The Essay

So, you have a topic, a main point or position related to your topic, and research materials to support your position.   Now, you're ready to begin the process of crafting your essay.  Use the resources on this page to help you plan, organize, and write your essay.

Argumentative Essay Video

Timelines - Procrastination Killers

Theis online tool can help you create a timeline for your essay and even send you email reminders as the due date approaches. See the features of each to decide which is best for you. 

University of Minnesota Libraries Assignment Calculator

  • Let's you create a timeline for your essay.
  • Can enter class name, assignment title, and start and due dates for an assignment.
  • Breaks essay up into more detailed steps (Find and evaluate sources, Critically read and further evaluate sources, etc).
  • Provides helpful articles and video tutorials about the writing process from various universities.
  • Must set up a guest account to use.

Persuasive Essay

The Writing Center At WCC

While the librarians can help you find sources for your paper, visit the Writing Center (part of the Academic Support Center) for help with writing and organizing your paper.

Call them at (914) 606-7853 to make an appointment.

Helpful Websites

  • Thesis Builder
    Online tool that creates a sample thesis statement based on questions you answer about your topic.
  • Purdue OWL : Essay Writing
    Gives short and concise explanations of the parts of an argumentative essay.

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