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Research & Writing: Overview

Help with writing and conducting research, including resources for starting your research


  • Research Overview: explanation of the research process and how to evaluate sources
  • General Research Process: different types of resources and where to find them
  • Studio Practice Research: how to generate synonyms for keywords and resources for concept mapping
  • Design Research: overview of data visualizations, personas, and persona motivations from
  • Writing Overview: basics of structuring a paper, proofreading, and citations with links to resources
  • Liberal Arts Writing: basics of writing a research paper, incorporating quotes, and writing an annotated bibliography
  • Studio Practice Writing: how to write artist statements and critiques
  • Design Discipline Writing: how to write personas and data visualizations
  • Academic Integrity: why academic integrity is necessary, when and how to cite, and resources for citation styles

Center for Tutoring & Writing (CTW)

For help with papers (including understanding assignments, brainstorming ideas, outlines, rough drafts, paper organization, and formatting) email the Center for Tutoring and Writing (CTW) at

CTW staff are also available for academic coaching, time management discussions, and other academic topics. Peer tutors are available to assist students with assignments ranging from basic foundations skills, to software specific to each major. Tutors are typically upper level students from a variety of majors.

To schedule a virtual meeting with CTW staff or tutors, visit the CTW page.

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