Resource Index

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

Publishing

Types of Writing

Fiction

Composition & Academic Writing

Argument

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

Engineering

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
Summaries

Other Recommendations

Summary
Responding
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