Writing Guides

The following Writing Guides are available. To view guides, click on the list of categories and subcategories in the list below.

View SubCategories Composing Documents and Conducting Research
View Guides Getting Started: Planning Your Writing Project
View Guides Reading Critically and Actively
View Guides Locating and Working with Sources
View Guides Designing Your Document
View Guides Drafting, Revising, and Editing Your Document
View Guides Documenting Your Sources
View Guides Working Together
View Guides Sharing Your Document with Your Readers
View Guides Understanding Common Assignments in Writing Courses
View SubCategories Writing and Speaking for a Purpose
View SubCategories Writing in Specific Disciplines
View SubCategories Conducting Qualitative & Quantitative Research

About the Writing@CSU Guides

These guides are the result of a joint effort of the Writing@CSU project and the Colorado State University Writing Center. Development of these guides began in 1993, when the original Online Writing Center was developed for campus use at Colorado State University. Several guides were developed in Asymmetrix Multimedia Toolbook and then migrated to the web in 1996. Over the years, additional guides were developed and revised, reflecting the efforts of many writers and writing teachers. We thank them for their generosity. You can learn who developed a particular guide by clicking on the "contributors" link in that guide.

In 2012, the guides were moved into a content management system developed for the Writing@CSU site. Members of the staff in the Colorado State University Writing Center were among the group that migrated the guides to the new system. We are particularly grateful to Carrie Lamanna, Patricia Lincoln, Aubrey Johnson, Christina Shane, Jennifer Lawson, Karen Buntinas, and Ellen Palmquist for their efforts in migrating, editing, and updating the guides.