It's the end of the semester and many students are busy writing papers. Roosevelt has a great resource for you in the writing center : "Tutoring sessions involve a wide variety of tasks, but at the heart of every session is conversation—a conversation about your ideas and the best ways to make your ideas clear. Students can work with a tutor on any aspect of their writing" (from the writing center website).
The library has a number of good books to get you started as well , and here are some suggestions:
How to write a lot : a practical guide to productive academic writing (2007)
"In this practical, light-hearted, and encouraging book, Paul Silvia explains that writing productively does not require innate skills or special traits but specific tactics and actions. Drawing examples from his own field of psychology, he shows readers how to overcome motivational roadblocks and become prolific without sacrificing evenings, weekends, and vacations. After describing strategies for writing productively, the author gives detailed advice from the trenches on how to write, submit, revise, and resubmit articles, how to improve writing quality, and how to write and publish academic work"
("APA Books." APA Online. APA. 29 Apr. 2008 <http://books.apa.org/books.cfm?id=4441010>)
How to Write a Philosophy Paper
"How to Write a Philosophy Paper is a handbook which provides students with a ready arsenal of analytical and compositional techniques. It is intended for undergraduate students in any type of philosophy course and is written and organized in a user-friendly manner. The first half includes discussions of the nature of philosophy and a variety of basic and essential techniques of philosophical enquiry and argumentation. The second half takes the student step-by-step through the writing process, from choosing a suitable topic, to developing his or her thought, to preparation of the final draft. Includes an index and bibliographical material."
("How to Write a Philosophy Paper (Paperback)." Amazon.com. Amazon.com. 29 Apr. 2008 <http://www.amazon.com/Write-Philosophy-Paper-James-Stramel/dp/0819197785> )
The Little, Brown guide to writing research papers
"Well written guide that helps students master the library and write intelligent, strong, accurately documented research papers one step at a time. Guides students through each stage of the research-writing process. Subjects range from how to find information and present it effectively to how to streamline a broad subject. Two sample papers: one APA and one MLA style."
("Useful Resources for Research-Informed Writing." San Jose State University College of Social Sciences. SJSU. 29 Apr. 2008 http://www.sjsu.edu/depts/SocialSciences/researchinformed.htm)
"A concise book on writing papers, speaking at meetings, preparing a manuscript, a chapter for scientists whose first language is not English and information about dictionaries, style books and other literature ("Books on Research Skills." University of Westminster Library Services. University of Westminster. 29 Apr. 2008 <http://www.wmin.ac.uk/page-3682>)".
"A major strength of this book is its plentiful use of specific examples of proper use of quotations, paraphrase, summary, and citation. The sections on selecting, evaluating, and preparing sources for use will be very helpful for students. Both ALA and MLA citation styles are referenced ("Book Reviews." Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics. 24 Mar. 2008. JSWVE. 29 Apr. 2008 <http://www.socialworker.com/jswve/content/view/75/55/>)".
Also, be sure to check out last semster's post I don't know how to cite this for my paper for information about how to cite using APA, MLA, and Chicago Style.