Is the learning commons the right place to go if I have an idea for a paper but am unsure about how to construct it?
Why yes it is. The Learning Commons has writing consultants available to help you with this kind of work. It can help to make an appointment, but they hapily accept walk-ins as well. Please see the Learning Commons website for more information on their hours and making appointments: http://sites.allegheny.edu/learningcommons/