This article originally appeared in Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 2004, Vol.2, Issue 2, 4-9.

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It is frequently noted by college professors that students are ill prepared to conduct proper research. In order to address this problem, the authors discuss the use of a set of instructions to enable students to reach their writing potential. The Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education by Chickering and Gamson (1987) formulate a set of guidelines to improve teaching and learning. This paper will list the seven principles followed by the approach that the authors took in adhering to the principles.