Resource Index

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Use this page to find writing resources, organized by both writing process (what writers do) and genre (what writers produce). Also included in this index are links to a series of videos in which professional writers talk about their specific type of writing.

Writing Processes

Preparing to Write

Starting to Write

Conducting Research

Reading & Responding

Working with Sources

Planning, Organizing, & Drafting

Designing Documents

Working Together

Revising & Editing


Types of Writing


Composition & Academic Writing


Creative Nonfiction

Writing about Literature

Scholarly Writing

Business Writing

Science Writing

Writing in Engineering

Writing for the Web

Speeches & Presentations

Writers on Writing Videos

Non Fiction



Reading & Responding

The following resources--guides, activities, and tools--are available to help you with your writing when you are Reading & Responding.

Top Resources

Understanding Writing Situations
Critical Reading
Reading Log
Ideas Tool
Bibliography Tool
Draft Tool
Blog Tool

Other Recommendations

Response Shaping
Reading the World Wide Web
Book Reviews
Analyzing a Written Text - Audience
Analyzing a Written Text - Author
Analyzing a Written Text - Organization
Analyzing a Written Text - Proof/Evidence
Analyzing a Written Text - Purpose/Context
Analyzing a Written Text - Research/Sources
Analyzing a Written Text - Style
Analyzing a Written Text -Topic/Position
Rhetorical Analysis - Author
Rhetorical Analysis - Essay
Rhetorical Analysis - Limitations
Rhetorical Analysis - Motivation
Rhetorical Analysis - Reader