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Tips and Solutions

Composing Strategies 

  • Invention Strategies:this document explains two techniques, speed writing and looping, for discovering what can be said about a topic and for inquiring into it
  • Constructing an Outline: this document explains what an outline is, why you might want to use an outline, what an outline looks like, and what kinds of outlines there are
  • Mapping: this document describes two mapping strategies, listing and clustering, that can help you create visual representations of your thinking and planning

Genres of Writing

Abstract or Proposal

  • Writing an Abstract: an abstract is a summary of a text, document, project, speech, etc.; an abstract concentrates on the essential qualities of anything more extensive or more general

Annotated Bibliography

Cover Letter




Nursing Care Plan

Poster Presentation

Research Paper

  • Evaluating Information: this LibGuide created by BCC librarians offers some basic tips on understanding the difference between scholarly and popular sources and the best places to find them 
  • Evaluating Sources: this document describes the research process and provides questions you can pose about the information you find
  • The Research Assignment: A Step-by-Step Approach: this checklist offers a step-by-step process for finding a research focus, selecting sources, collecting evidence, planning and writing the research paper, and citing sources


Grammar and Mechanics

Purdue University OWL (Online Writing Lab)

  • Mechanics (active and passive voice, parallel sentence structure, parts of speech, transitions, etc.)
  • Grammar (count and noncount nouns, articles, subject-verb agreement, prepositions, etc.)
  • Punctuation (commas, quotation marks, apostrophes, hyphens, etc.)

Additional Resources


Contact Details

Fall River Campus
Fall River Campus - Learning Commons 777 Elsbree Street Fall River, MA 02720
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 2295
Location: B110
Monday – Thursday, Noon – 6 p.m.

Attleboro Campus
Attleboro Campus - Learning Commons 11 Field Road Attleboro, MA 02703 (GPS directions: use 34 Forest St.)
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 3543
Location: Student Lounge, 2nd Floor
Tuesday - Thursday, Noon - 6 p.m.

New Bedford Campus
New Bedford Campus - Costa Academic Support Center 800 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 4013
Location: NH-118
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
*Extended hours to provide computer access for students

Taunton Center
Silver City Galleria, 2 Galleria Mall Dr. Taunton, MA 02780 (Former Old Navy, use movie theater entrance)
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 4001
Location: Room 134
Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
*The Taunton Learning Commons is co-located with the Library, these hours are inclusive of both areas

Event Calendar

Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:45:00 GMT

Placement Testing-Fall River-Tuesday, August 23, 2016-14239-Room G218 (8/23/2016)


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Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:45:00 GMT

Placement Testing-Taunton-Wednesday, August 24, 2016-14243-Room TG102 (8/24/2016)


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Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Taunton Career Center Visit (8/24/2016)


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Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:45:00 GMT

Placement Testing-New Bedford-Wednesday, August 24, 2016-14244-Room NH 402 (Cancelled) (8/24/2016)


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