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




The following resources--guides, activities, and tools--are available to help you with Argument.

Alternative Solutions
Analyzing a Problem
Analyzing a Target Publication
Analyzing an Academic Audience
Analyzing an Issue
Collecting Ideas for an Argument
Defining a Problem
Exploring Interests
Exploring Your Topic
From Collecting to Shaping an Argument
Issue Analysis Worksheet
Narrowing from Topic to Thesis for an Argumentative Essay
Reviewing How You've Incorporated Proof into An Argument
Revising a Science Argument
Revising Coherence in the Argumentative Essay
Revising Your Argumentative Claim
Supporting Argumentative Claims
Unpacking an Argumentative Thesis Statement
Working with Claim/Proof/Warrant--Toulmin Method
Writing Argumentative Claims
Drafting an Argument
Parts of an Argument
Planning an Argument
Reviewing and Revising an Argument
The Toulmin Method
Writing Arguments: An Overview