Northgate Academy Handbook


Writing guides:

(APA Citation Guides)

Excel Writing Lab

The Excel Writing Lab exists to help students improve mastery of the skills of composition, invention, organization, and style.  The Excel online writing lab was developed to help students become better writers by attending, together, to the crafting of academic papers.

Purdue’s OWL APA Formatting and Style Guide

  • One of the best online resources available to students seeking to improve the format and style of their writing
  • This link will take you to the page of Purdue OWL dedicated to APA general style rules
  • Use links in the menu on the left side of the page to navigate to narrower topics in APA style such as how to cite specific kinds of resources

Avoiding Plagiarism:

Princeton University Academic Integrity website

  • Use the menu on the left to navigate among the resources
  • These resources provide examples of plagiarism and give more information about the nuances of plagiarism including when collaboration is okay, what constitutes general knowledge, and other issues that might affect your academic integrity

Purdue OWL

  • One of the most comprehensive online resources available for writers
  • This section addresses plagiarism
  • Subsections can be navigated to from the menu on the left-hand side of the page
  • One of the best pages on this site is the “Best Practices” section that provides you a guide for how to approach writing so that you will always avoid plagiarizing

How to Avoid Plagiarism

  • Another tutorial series on plagiarism
  • Features a plain text version as well as an interactive version which tests you as you go with quizzes, links, and a more interesting, engaging format than some other resources with the same information

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