Academic Essay-Writing Resources
As a student in the History/Latin/Political Science Department, you will invariably be asked by your instructor to write an essay. This will require you to review the works of other scholars before developing an argument of your own about your chosen topic. Your instructor will expect you to craft an essay that reflects your own ideas, but that also acknowledges how the research of other writers has shaped your thinking. This task is a critical component of your education and as such deserves considerable attention on your part. We in the History/Latin/Political Science department have developed some resources to assist you with this process.
How Not to Plagiarize (PDF)