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Writing Guides

These sites were created by faculty members and are designed to help with the writing conventions specific to subject areas like history, sociology, and psychology.

Guides created by Queens College faculty members:

Writing on History (authored by Prof. Peter Conolly-Smith)
http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/Writing/history

This site is designed to answer your questions about various aspects of researching, writing, and editing papers on history.

Writing in Sociology (authored by Prof. Robin Rogers-Dillon)
http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/Writing/sociology

Do you wake up in the middle of the night wondering: What is a sociological question? What is a literature review? What am I doing?

If you answered YES, then this web page is for you!

Guide to Creating Effective Research Assignments (from the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library’s Teaching and Learning Committee) Click here to access the (PDF)

Writing in Music (authored by WAC’s Arts & Humanities Caucus)
http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/Writing/music

This site provides strategies and tips for students who are completing writing assigments within the music department, as for music faculty members who are looking for ways to foster better writing skills in their students.

(un)Enlightened English (created by Kelly, a tutor at the Writing Center)
http://www.unenlightenedenglish.com/

(un)Enlightened English is a site created to teach various mechanics of writing while instilling humor and accessibility to the subject. Subjects can range from syntactical and grammatical structure, to Facebook and forum posts.

 

Guides from other universities:

Writing in philosophy
http://www.sfu.ca/philosophy/writing.htm

A Guide to APA Style of documentation
http://library.osu.edu/sites/guides/apagd.php

Online Tutorial for the MLA Documentation Style, Hunter College
http://library.hunter.cuny.edu/tutorials/mla/mla_tutorial.html

The Psychology Writing Center, University of Washington
http://web.psych.washington.edu/writingcenter/

A Guide to Writing in the Biological Sciences, George Mason Univ.
http://classweb.gmu.edu/biologyresources/writingguide/GenIntro.htm

Writing in Philosophy, University of North Carolina
http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/philosophy.html

Art history paper writing pages, Skidmore College
http://www.skidmore.edu/academics/arthistory/paperpg/

Art history writing guide, Wesleyan University
http://www.wesleyan.edu/writing/workshop/departments/arha.html

Revision in Business Writing, Purdue University Online Writing Lab
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/pw/p_revisebus.html

Computer Science Research and Writing, University of Central Florida
http://www.cs.iastate.edu/~leavens/591_research_writing/index.htm

Writing in the humanities, University of Oregon
http://www.uoregon.edu/~munno/Writing/FourWritingIdeas.html

Writing a film paper, Wesleyan University
http://www.wesleyan.edu/writing/workshop/departments/film.html

Writing about music, University of Calgary, Canada
http://www.ucalgary.ca/~rseiler/music.htm

Writing a Case Report
http://www.ctsnet.org/sections/journalsandbooks/writersresource/articles/article-4.html
http://www.asrt.org/media/PDF/TS03_Ross.pdf

Writing a Literature Review, University of North Carolina
http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/literature_review.html

Writing a Scientific Paper
http://classweb.gmu.edu/biologyresources/writingguide/ScientificPaper.htm

Writing a Biomedical Paper
http://www.inter-biotec.com/biowc/biowc.html

 


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