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


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



Composition & Academic Writing

The following resources--guides, activities, and tools--are available to help you with Composition & Academic Writing.

Analyzing a Target Publication
Reading Log
Response Shaping
Understanding Your Audience
Answering Exam Questions
Adapting to Your Audience
Book Reviews
Creating and Using Overheads
Critical Reading
Curriculum Vitae
Developing Your Ideas
FAQ About Writing across the Curriculum
Maintaining Your Focus
Informative Speaking
Peer Review
Organizing Documents
Poster Sessions
Understanding Your Purpose
Reading the World Wide Web
Taking Notes
Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism
Understanding Writing Situations
Working in Groups
Choosing and Refining Topics
Academic Evaluations
Blog Tool
Bibliography Tool