There have been many educators and
researchers who have studied and written about the process of
writing. Back in 1916, Sir Authur Quiller Couch wrote a book on
The Art of Writing. Since the 70ís there has been more
written about how to teach writing. Read more about the ideas of
Peter Elbow, a well-known writer about writing. Or check out
Charles Brazermanís book,
Shaping Written Knowledge, in which he explores the writing of
the experimental article in science.
Many colleges and universities have
online writing centers. The
International Writing Centers Association provides links to
writing centers, sorting them by type of institution. But, you may
site, which lists fewer writing centers, but gives highlights
about what is available at each one.
The International Writing Centers
Association also offers links to
Resources for Writers.
Open Colleges offers a detailed list of Style
Guides (MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE).
handouts on aspects of writing?
Handouts are available on a myriad of
topics about writing from the
UNC Writing Center. These include handouts on writing in
disciplines such as history, communication studies, sociology,
philosophy, literature and the sciences.
Empire State College has an
online writing center with lots of help for writing papers. For
example, there is a section on
types of papers.
Guide to Grammar
and Writing is a useful
resource from Capital Community Technical College, which includes 75
computer-graded quizzes, numerous handouts on writing and style
(from basic to advanced), an "Ask Grammar" feature, and a section
called Principles of Composition, containing sample essays for the
various traditional modes of composition.
Want some exercises to work on your
St. Martinís Handbook has exercises to assist you.
There are whole courses in writing
available free on the internet. Check out
Hereís a part of one of those courses, called
Writing for the
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scientific, technical, or medical indexed dictionaries.
For help in
writing in different disciplines,
Diane Hackerís site contains suggested resources, documentation and
sample papers in the humanities, social sciences, history and the
GMU has document and links for
Writing in Your Major. Majors include business and history.
The Owl at Purdue University is a
comprehensive online writing center. Included are several sections
writing in the disciplines. Check the navigation bar on the
right to find help in writing in the social sciences (includes
psychology and sociology as well as writing with statistics,)
engineering and different forms of literary papers.
YouTube is an excellent resource for
videos about many topics, including Writing in the
Disciplines. Here are just a few: