Read an informative article about outlines and get a sample outline template. http://www.essaywritinghelp.com/outline.htm
This Writing Tutorials site from John Jay College of Criminal Justice offers a menu of tools for composing a thesis statement, an outline, well-constructed paragraphs, and more. http://resources.jjay.cuny.edu/erc/writing/index.php.
This RefDesk.com page offers a compendium of different resources for English grammar and usage. http://www.refdesk.com/factgram.html
Read an article on avoiding bureaucratic language by marketing strategist David Meerman Scott. http://www.econtentmag.com/Articles/ArticleReader.aspx?ArticleID=14538&ContextSubtypeID=12
Garbl’s Wordy Phrases presents a list of bureaucratic phrases to avoid and their standard English alternatives. http://home.comcast.net/~garbl/stylemanual/phrases.htm
This University of North Carolina site provides a handout on writing arguments. http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/argument/
Read about logic in argumentative writing on Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL). http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/659/01
The College Board Web site provides a robust guide for how to avoid plagiarism. http://www.collegeboard.com/student/plan/college-success/10314.html