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Writing Papers

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The writing process

http://www.csuohio.edu/academic/writingcenter/writproc.html

Arguing

  1. What makes for a good argumentative paper?
    http://www.dartmouth.edu/~writing/materials/student/toc.shtml
  2. Argumentation and critical thinking tutorials
    http://sorrel.humboldt.edu/~act/HTML/tests.html
  3. Resources on arguments and thesis statements
    http://www.temple.edu/writingctr/handouts/thesisandargument/
    thesisandargumentlinks.htm

Critiquing

  1. How to write a critical review
    http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/CriNonfiction.html#assignment

Writing a persuasive essay

  1. Essentials of effective persuasive essays
    http://www.hamilton.edu/writing/Effective_essays.html
  2. Guide to persuasive writing
    http://www.studenthub.org/syllabus/extras/cooper_persuasive_writing.htm
  3. Effective academic writing: The argument
    http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/argument.html
  4. Interesting approaches to structuring a persuasive presentation
    http://www.sas.upenn.edu/cwic/resources/so2.html

Comparison/contrast

  1. Guide to writing a comparison/contrast essay
    http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/comparcontrast.html
  2. A brief guide to writing a comparison/contrast essay
    http://www.rscc.cc.tn.us/owl&writingcenter/OWL/Com_Con.html
  3. Compare/contrast papers
    http://depts.washington.edu/pswrite/compare.html
  4. Comparison/contrast essays
    http://www.temple.edu/writingctr/student_resources/comparison.html
  5. What is a comparison/contrast essay
    http://home.earthlink.net/~lazarski/home/CChints.htm

Defining

  1. How to write a definition
    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/622/01/
  2. Definition essay
    http://www2.actden.com/writ_den/tips/essay/define.htm
  3. Essay instruction terms: define
    http://www.mantex.co.uk/samples/inst.htm
  4. Definitions: Web research glossary
    http://www.library.arizona.edu/help/tutorials/

Describing

  1. Writing descriptions
    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_describe.html
  2. How to write a description
    http://www.engl.niu.edu/wac/descr_how.html
  3. Things to consider as you write your descriptive essay
    http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/descriptive.html

Reviewing

  1. Book review
    http://www.well.com/user/ladyhawk/bookrevs.html
  2. Book review and critique
    http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice/specific-types-of-writing/book-review
  3. How to write a book review
    http://library.queensu.ca/research/guide/book-reviews
  4. Steps for writing a good book review
    http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/bookrev.html
  5. Writing book reviews
    http://www.indiana.edu/%7Ewts/pamphlets/book_reviews.shtml
  6. Writing reviews
    http://www.cgu.edu/pages/835.asp
  7. Writing book reviews
    http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/libguides/1-12.html

How to write an essay

  1. High school writing vs. college writing
    http://www.temple.edu/writingctr/handouts/collegewriting/highschoolversuscollege.htm
  2. Writing a reaction or response essay
    http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/reaction.html

Report writing

  1. Report writing for school and work
    http://www.surrey.ac.uk/Skills/Pack/report.html

Research papers

  1. Internet research skills self-test
    http://www.oakton.edu/resource/iss/rschsvy.htm
  2. Writing a research paper: Comprehensive overview (handbook)
    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/workshops/hypertext/ResearchW/index.html
  3. How to begin to write a research paper
    http://www.library.arizona.edu/help/tutorials/courses/eas/333/#writing
  4. Writing research papers: A step-by-step procedure
    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_ressteps.html
  5. Guide to completing a research project
    http://www.rio.maricopa.edu/distance_learning/tutorials/study/research.shtml

Writing papers in a range of disciplines

  1. Writing for the humanities, sciences, and social science
    http://www.dartmouth.edu/~writing/materials/student/toc.shtml
  2. Writing for specific disciplines
    http://www.mtholyoke.edu/wcl/16043.shtml

Writing for the humanities

  1. Writing about art history
    http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/arthistory.html
  2. Writing for communication
    http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/communications.html
  3. Writing for history
    1. Writing a history paper
      http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/history.html
    2. Writing a historical essay
      http://www.iun.edu/~histjbp/some_basic_writing_tips.html
    3. Structuring your history essay
      http://academic.bowdoin.edu/WritingGuides/three parts.htm
  4. Writing a philosophy paper
    http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/philosophy.html
  5. Writing about literature
    1. Writing about literature: Explication and analysis
      http://www.studenthub.org/resource_pages/analysis.html
    2. Writing papers of literary analysis
      http://homepages.wmich.edu/~cooneys/tchg/lit/adv/lit.papers.html
  6. Writing about poetry
    1. Writing about poems: Explication and analysis
      http://www.studenthub.org/resource_pages/writing_about_poems.html
    2. Writing poetry explications
      http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/poetry-explication.html
    3. How to write about poetry
      http://www.studenthub.org/resource_pages/poetry_heuristic_drft_sequ.html

Writing for the social sciences

  1. Writing a political science paper
    http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/polisci.html
  2. Guidelines for writing political science essays and research papers
    http://www.sfu.ca/politics/resources/research_guide/index.html
  3. Writing a sociology paper
    http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/sociology.html

Writing for the sciences

  1. Writing in the sciences
    http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/sciences.html
  2. Writing scientific research reports
    http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/lab_report_complete.html
  3. How to keep a chem lab notebook
    http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chemlab/info/notebooks/how_to.html
  4. Report writing in the sciences: Sample biology lab report
    http://www.hamilton.edu/writing/biolab.html
  5. Chemistry lab report guide
    http://tigger.uic.edu/~magyar/Lab_Help/Report_Writing/report_writing.html

Résumés

  1. Writing résumés and cover letters
    http://www.temple.edu/writingctr/handouts/resumes/resumesgeneral.htm
  2. Writing chronological résumés
    http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/documents/resume/chronological.cfm

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