Subject Area Writing Guide Links
This website by Simon Fraser University is a great guide for how to structure a position paper. The site also contains information about: how to determine your audience point of view, develop an argument, and write an outline for a position paper.
The University of North Carolina has a site that details how to construct the perfect lab report. Make sure you check out the section on how to get started and the “drafting” section.
Colorado State University has a site on how to conduct a case study and write it up. The most helpful aspects of this site are the sections on the different types of studies and key terms you need to use in a case study.
If you are having trouble with critical analysis, check out this site from Southeastern Louisiana University because it features a step by step approach to critical reading and to writing a critical essay.
Looking for a great guide to compare and contrast essays? If so, check out this page that features two different layouts for a compare and contrast essay. For those of you having trouble getting started on a compare and contrast essay, you might want to check out this site on prewriting a compare and contrast essay.
Study Guides and Strategies put together a website designed to help students construct an effective persuasive essay. The website has excellent tips on how to begin pre-writing, drafting and editing your persuasive writing.
This Sacramento State University site gives you detailed information about how to write a scientific paper. The site has info on everything from writing abstracts to writing up your experiment, so check it out before you start writing a science paper.
Boston University has put together the ultimate web resource for anyone writing a history paper. This provides tips about how to structure a history paper, stylistic issues to avoid and how to construct a bibliography.
Are you having issues developing a winning argument? If so, check out this site from Purdue University On-line Writing Lab because it has tons of information about how to improve your argument by perfecting your thesis statement.
Writing a process essay can be difficult, but if you check out this site from the University of St. Cloud, the essay will be easy to write. They have provided some pre-writing questions to get you started, as well as some transitions that will help you lead readers through the essay. Best of all, the site has a sample essay that shows you what a finished process essay should look like.
Would you like to know more about writing a cause/effect essay? If so, the Mount Hebron Essay page is the place for you. The Cause/Effect essay section of this site features: pre-writing ideas to get you started, a list of words used to signal cause/effect, a list of possible topics to give you writing ideas, and an editing list to make sure your essay is complete.
Check out this web site about leading a discussion, which features tips for setting tone, facilitating discussion and wrapping up the discussion.
This web site is full of information on how to give a successful presentation. It has sections devoted to: the introduction, controlling an audience, organizing a presentation and managing time.
Writing business letters is something we all have to do, so the University of North Carolina has put together a site tells you: the basics of writing a business letter, suggestions on how to avoid the passive voice, ideas for maintaining focus, and examples of good letters.
Are you stressing over writing a cover letter or a resume? If so, head over to this site because it is full of resume and cover letter tips as well as examples. The site also includes advice on writing a “thank you note” after an interview, which is extremely useful.
Nothing is as difficult as writing a business report; however, if you check out this site, business reports will be painless. Featured on the site are: seven tips for writing business reports, templates for business reports and resources for business writers.