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



Writing about Literature

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

Top Resources

Preparing to Write a Literature Paper - I
Preparing to Write a Literature Paper - II
Thesis Statements for a Literature Assignment
Rhetorical Analysis - Author
Rhetorical Analysis - Essay
Rhetorical Analysis - Limitations
Rhetorical Analysis - Motivation
Rhetorical Analysis - Reader
Revising Literature Papers - Audience
Revising Literature Papers - Central Concepts and Terms

Other Recommendations

Revising Literature Papers - Conclusion
Revising Literature Papers - Details
Revising Literature Papers - Development
Revising Literature Papers - Organization
Revising Literature Papers - Paragraphing
Revising Literature Papers - Style
Revising Literature Papers - Thesis
Revising Literature Papers - Title and Introduction
Revising the Title, Lead-in, and Thesis
Book Reviews
Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism
Citation Guide: Modern Language Association (MLA)