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Writing Project

Writing Resources

The Bowdoin Writing Project

The Writing Project book collection is located in the main study area and in the teaching resource library and conference room in the Center for Teaching and Learning, 102 Kanbar Hall. Faculty members and students are welcome to look at the books and, in most cases, to borrow them if needed.

The library offers excellent guidance and support to students writing papers.  Visit the research overview site, or better yet, talk with a librarian at any of the Bowdoin libraries.

To help you think about when and how to cite the sources that you have used for your paper, please see the Student Affairs website on maintaining academic honesty and avoiding plagiarism and the library's web resources on citation styles and guides.

The Georgetown University Writing Center offers an excellent set of resources for writers of English as a Second Language, and the National Council of Teachers of English website provides "Guidelines for Gender-Fair Use of Language."

Many writing programs and centers across the country contain valuable information for writers and teachers of writing in all disciplines. The following sites are good places to start and will lead to other sites devoted to writing:


For more information on the Writing Project, please contact the Director, Kathleen O'Connor.