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Writing papers is an essential part of the college
experience. Whether you write one paper or twenty for
your courses here in Rio Hondo College, you will be
expected to demonstrate reading and writing skills,
critical thinking, reasoning, and organization.
For many students, the bad news is that the process of
writing a paper is unfamiliar and even daunting. The
good news, however, is that help is readily available
from two sources. The Library will assist you in
preparing to write your paper and obtaining your
research materials, while the Writing Center will help
you in the actual writing process.
This handbook has been prepared by RHC librarians to
guide you through the research process and familiarize
you with the resources that the Library offers.
Follow this step-by-step research plan for a fast start
to your research paper.
Understand the Assignment