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Grant Proposals (or Give me the money!)

December 28, 2011

What this handout is about This handout will help you write and revise grant proposals for research funding in all academic disciplines (sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the arts). It’s targeted primarily to graduate students and faculty, although it will … Continued

Comparing and Contrasting

December 28, 2011

What this handout is about This handout will help you first to determine whether a particular assignment is asking for comparison/contrast and then to generate a list of similarities and differences, decide which similarities and differences to focus on, and … Continued

Book Reviews

December 28, 2011

What this handout is about This handout will help you write a book review, a report or essay that offers a critical perspective on a text. It offers a process and suggests some strategies for writing book reviews. What is … Continued

Abstracts

December 28, 2011

What this handout is about This handout provides definitions and examples of the two main types of abstracts: descriptive and informative. It also provides guidelines for constructing an abstract and general tips for you to keep in mind when drafting. … Continued

Sociology

December 28, 2011

What this handout is about This handout introduces you to the wonderful world of writing sociology. Before you can write a clear and coherent sociology paper, you need a firm understanding of the assumptions and expectations of the discipline. You … Continued

Sciences

December 28, 2011

What this handout is about Nearly every element of style that is accepted and encouraged in general academic writing is also considered good practice in scientific writing. The major difference between science writing and writing in other academic fields is … Continued

Religious Studies

December 28, 2011

What this handout is about This handout explains several common writing assignments in religious studies and discusses what is unique about writing in this discipline. Religious studies is an interdisciplinary field Before starting on your writing assignment, you should know … Continued

Philosophy

December 28, 2011

What this handout is about This handout discusses common types of philosophy assignments and strategies and resources that will help you write your philosophy papers. What is philosophy, and why do we study it? Philosophy is the practice of making … Continued

Literature

December 28, 2011

What this handout is about This handout describes some steps for planning and writing papers about literary texts. For additional information on writing about drama and poetry specifically, please see the Writing Center’s handouts on writing about drama and on … Continued

History

December 28, 2011

What this handout is about This handout was written with several goals in mind: to explain what historians do and how they approach the writing process, to encourage you to think about your history instructor’s expectations, and to offer some … Continued