An excellent way for one to improve his/her writing skills is to take a class. A variety of writing classes are available through Kodiak College, both face-to-face and distantly.
Writing classes offered regularly at Kodiak College. Visit UAOnline to view a full list of classes offered at the University of Alaska
Research papers need to be properly cited. Below are links to the Purdue OWL websites that will provide you with information to incorporate proper citations. You may also contact the library for more information.