Links for Students

Writing the Academic Paper
Understanding Assignments
Considering Structure and Organization
Grammar and Style
Working with Topics
Developing Your Thesis
Writing Tips: Audience
Thesis Statements
Introductions (PDF)
Handout on Introductions (PDF)
Paragraph Development
Body Paragraphs
Writing a Topic Sentence
Introductions and Conclusions            
Five Editing Principals
Proofreading Tips
Attending to Style

Writing for Different Disciplines
Argumentation - Writing an Argument
Argumentation - Argument
Art - Art History
Art - Writing the Art History Major
Business - Business Writing
Communications - Writing for Communications Studies
English - Writing Critical Reviews
Film - Writing About Film
History - Writing about Art History
History - Writing the Art History Major
History - Writing About History
History - Writing the History Paper
Literature - Writing Papers About Literature
Literature - Literature Papers
Literature - Writing About Literature
Music - Writing the Music Paper
Philosophy - Writing Philosophy Papers
Poetry - Poetry Explications
Poetry - Reading Poetry
Politics - Writing in Political Science
Religion - Writing the Religion Paper
Science - Writing About the Sciences
Science - Science Writing
Science - Planning a Poster Session
Science - Scientific Reports
Sociology - Writing Sociology
Sociology - Writing the Sociology Paper
Speeches - Create an Effective Speech
Summaries - Writing Summaries
Summaries - Summarizing and Responding to Text
Web Links for Specific Disciplines


Peer Tutor Resources

The Penn State Undergraduate Writing Center Handbook for Peer Tutors

Addressing Specific Problems
Developing your Thesis
Planning (Invention)
Developing a Thesis Statement
The Paragraph
E.B. White's The Elements of Style Online
Grammar and Punctuation
Resources for Writers

General Tutor Information
The International Writing Center Association
Writing Lab Newsletter
Some Questions to Ask When Critiquing a Presentation


ESOL Resources

ESOL Sessions
ESOL Students and Teachers
Database of ESOL books about teaching ESOL


Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.