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



Planning, Organizing, & Drafting

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

Cubing - Analyze
Cubing - Apply or Use
Cubing - Argue For/Against
Cubing - Compare/Contrast
Cubing - Describe
Cubing - Free Associate
Looping Activity
Narrowing and Focusing
Developing Your Ideas
Maintaining Your Focus
Organizing Documents
Using Descriptive Detail