Subject Index

 
Annotated Writing Links

 

General/ English Studies


http://www.monash.edu.au/lls/llonline/writing/index.xml
This fantastic series of tutorials actually covers most of the disciplines. Including lecturer's discipline-specific advice, multiple-choice quizzes that help drill particular skills and more general considerations of form and style, Monash University's online tutorial is very helpful and informative.

http://www.powa.org/
The POWA (Paradigm Online Writing Assistant) is an amazingly focused and helpful series of guidelines, and is especially great for English majors. With tons of information, this website comes highly recommended.

http://people.hsc.edu/drjclassics/syllabi/IH/writingGuidelines.shtm
A quick and easy guide to writing a solid essay. This page is short and sweet. Thanks to Professors Janice Siegel and Timothy Peters.

http://thesaurus.reference.com/
This thesaurus is great because it gives you a number of resources in one place. In addition to a great thesaurus, the site includes grammar and style guides, translators, a multilingual dictionary and frequently asked questions about words that could really help a creative writing piece. In case you are suffering from writer ’ s block, there is a great selection of puzzles to take a break with.

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Creative Writing


http://www.scrawlers.com/blog/
This blog, run by Minnesotans Barry Hess and Nathan Melcher, takes a wide view of writing and the writing process. It seems like their general idea is that anything you consume can make you better (or worse) as a writer. In keeping with this, they suggest movies, television shows to watch, and books to read along with some standard writing prompts. The real draw for this blog is that all of the entries are interesting and thoughtfully written.

http://www.gradschools.com/Subject/Art-and-Fine-Arts/25.html
Thinking about graduate school is frustrating, confusing, and sometimes downright terrifying. This website helps a little bit. The site allows you to search for graduate schools by location, field of study, and institution. It is also well organized, with buttons that allow you to visit the school ’ s website, request more information and save the college to a personalized list with a click of your mouse.

http://www.albanypoets.com/
If you are in the Albany area and at all interested in poetry, this should be your starting point. The website is full of resources: events calendars, pod casts, a blog, and poems by member poets. You can even submit your own poetry for consideration for their website.

www.languageisavirus.com
Really, really experiencing a case of writer ’ s block? This website has just about everything you need to work it out. Use the widgets to figure out a name for your main character ’ s dog. Try out a couple of prompts or writing experience. Even kill some time playing around with the different text generators. When your creative writing is done, you can also post it for other creative-writing-types to read.

http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/
The New York State Writer ’ s Institute has hosted speeches and seminars from some of the most talented and best-known international writers throughout the years. Best of all for UAlbany students, all of the events are free and take place on the downtown campus. Use this website to find out who is coming to the Institute and find out about creative writing workshops and film screenings sponsored by the Institute.

http://www.poetrykit.org/index.htm
A comprehensive list of events and publications to which you can submit your workl also contains publisher and library information, and listings for poetry workshop and competitions.


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Plagiarism


http://www.engl.niu.edu/comskills/
Informal webpage explaining the basics of plagiarism and the instances
in which citing is necessary.

http://library.albany.edu/usered/tutorials.html
Research and plagiarism tutorials from the Univeristy at Albany Libraries.

http://library.albany.edu/usered/cite/index.html
Citation and styleguides from teh University at Albany Libraries.

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Anthropology


http://www.cod.edu/PEOPLE/FACULTY/staeck/writing_guide_for_students.htm
A comprehensive guide on how to write, format, and cite an Anthropological paper. Includes everything from the title page to the bibliography. Courtesy of Dr. John P. Staeck.

http://cms.skidmore.edu/anthropology/writing/paper.cfm
Less comprehensive but more straightforward, this guide contains plenty of useful tips in an easy to use bullet point format. Courtesy of Skidmore College.

http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/anthropology.html
Another excellent, comprehensive guide to writing in Anthropology. This website includes information on what sort of writing assignments to expect in Anthropology courses, how to approach writing in the different fields of Anthropology, how to begin your paper, and some basic citation information. Courtesy of UNC.

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Art History


http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/arthistory.html
Introduction to writing in Art History. This website touches on stylistic analysis, iconography, theory/criticism, and more. An excellent introduction to writing in Art History.

http://www.skidmore.edu/academics/arthistory/paperpg/
A wealth of information on writing in Art History, including an introduction to historical research, standards and expectations for writing an Art History paper, the writing process, and the Professor’s Pet Peeves. A lot of information, but well worth reading over to any beginning or intermediary Art History majors. Thanks to Skidmore College for the info.

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~writing/materials/student/humanities/arthistory.shtml
Easy to read and well constructed webpage that contains all the basics of writing about Art History. Not as comprehensive as the other sources, but definitely a good resource for anybody interested in writing about Art History. Courtesy of Dartmouth Writing Program.

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Biology


http://classweb.gmu.edu/WAC/Biology/PracticalTips.htm
Brief tips for writing in the biological studies from the biology department at George Mason University. Tips are not related to the process of writing but the technical and problematic aspects of writing in biological studies.

http://classweb.gmu.edu/WAC/Biology/ScientificPaper.htm
Detailed guide that describes the various aspects of biology writing assignments. This webpage includes an explanation of the abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussions, cited literature, and examples.

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Chemistry


http://www.chemistry.oregonstate.edu/writing/WritingGuide2000.htm
This extensive webpage includes tips for writing lab reports and effectively presenting data, and provides ample examples and helpful links.

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Classics


http://www.skidmore.edu/classics/thesis.html
This site explains important aspects of research papers in the Classics Department from Skidmore College. Includes an outline of the thesis, resources and reading. Also includes important general information concerning writing research papers such as plagiarism and citing sources.

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Communication


http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/communications.html
This webpage provides a very brief overview of different types of writing assignments in the communication field. It also addresses some topics and general writing tips for communication majors. While there is beneficial information, it is very general and brief.

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East Asian Studies


http://www.albany.edu/eas/writing%20papers%20in%20east%20asian%20studies.pdf
This link describes writing techniques for the major. It also introduces East Asian studies and helps to produce a well-written paper.

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Economics


http://www.eco.rug.nl/iee/how%20to%20write%20an%20economics%20paper.htm
A straightforward and informative guide to writing for Econ. Majors. Everything from selecting a topic to presenting the finished product to the class. An excellent resource for those who don’t want to wade through 20 different links to find what they’re looking for.

http://faculty.chicagogsb.edu/john.cochrane/research/Papers/phd_paper_writing.pdf
An amazing website with a huge amount of information for writing an advanced Economics paper. This page is geared towards PhD students, but it can be helpful on many different levels. Thanks to John Cochrane for the great resource.

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History


http://www.sou.edu/history/carney/writing.htm
A huge & comprehensive website on how to write a History paper. This might be all the information you’ll ever need to fulfill your professor’s requirements. Also a nice style guide. Thanks to Todd F. Carney of Southern Oregon U. for the info.

http://history1900s.about.com/c/ht/00/07/How_Write_History_Paper0962934264.htm
Just a few quick and easy tips for writing a history paper. Nothing like the above link, but good to peruse for students without the time for SOU’s excellent guide.

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Journalism


http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/sep/25/writing.journalism1
Some great tips from Simon Jenkins, writer of a twice-weekly column for the Guardian.

http://www.mediacollege.com/journalism/news/write-stories.html
An introduction to writing news stories. Short and sweet, but packed full of good information.

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Music


http://www.dartmouth.edu/%7Ewriting/materials/student/humanities/music.shtml#sample
This excellent resource site from Dartmouth first describes the types of music papers students typically encounter, then offers strategies, advice, tips from professors and even samples.

http://www.uiowa.edu/~writingc/writers/handouts/WritingAboutMusic.shtml
The University of Iowa Writing Center has posted this handout which describes many more of the common types of writing expected of music majors, and some general strategies for starting a paper.

http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/music/citing_works.html

This short document compiled in 2007 shows the Chicago method of citation specific for music majors, including scores and sound recordings. Make sure you check your teacher's preferred style and consult an up-to-date guide.

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Philosophy


http://www.dartmouth.edu/~writing/materials/student/humanities/philosophy.shtml
Dartmouth's Philosophy writing page has some valuable advice, and a couple of links. Above all, it is easy to read.

http://www.jimpryor.net/teaching/guidelines/writing.html
This very complete page offers strategies for kickstarting the writing process, and also covers lots of techniques for constructing a philosophical argument. The language on this page can get a little philosophical itself, but this is actually part of its strength - you're already starting to learn the language of philosophy by reading it.

http://www.sfu.ca/philosophy/writing.htm
(c) 1993 Peter Horban, Simon Fraser University
A shorter, general page for beginning philosophy writers, there are also valuable hints for experienced writers, including a revealing list of "dos" and " don'ts."

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Sociology


http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/sociology.html
A great brief introduction to the discipline, as well as an overview of key concepts and typical assignments (and strategies for starting them). Particularly helpful: a section on "units of analysis". Also includes a long link-bar full of related handouts.

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~writing/materials/student/soc_sciences/sociology.shtml
Dartmouth's Sociology Writing page contains detailed descriptions of 5 typical assignments, as well as specific advice on formal and other issues from professors.

 http://www.unc.edu/~kbm/SOCI10Spring2004/Writing%20Sociology%20Papers.doc
This page covers some of the same ground, but is unique in that it includes an example of a developed argument.

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Theatre


http://writing2.richmond.edu/writing/wweb/dance/index.html
The sub-links on this page offer advice from University of Richmond professors for making the most out of your performance critique, including preparation and information about dance-specific conventions: how to refer to dancers, etc. Also contains tips for research papers and citations. Handy for reference.

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Women Studies


http://libraries.mit.edu/humanities/WomensStudies/Culture2.html|
This link has feminist-authored articles and stories. The genres include literary, critical, and biography articles. This site could be very useful to womens studies majors, minors, and students, especially those who are working on critical essays.

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