Resources for Writers

Academic Writing Resources

Writing in College: Joseph Williams and Lawrence McEnerney, University of Chicago

What Good Writers Know: Yale College Writing Center

Eight Strategies for Critically Engaging with Sources: Mark Gaipa, Pedagogy.

Five Ways of Looking at a Thesis Statement: Erik Simpson, University of Michigan

Resources for English Language Learners: Purdue OWL


Writing in the Disciplines

Brief Guides to Writing in the Disciplines (History, Philosophy, English, and Psychology): Harvard Writing Project

A Student’s Guide to Reading and Writing in Social Anthropology: Depart. of Anthropology, Harvard University

Writing Sociology: Rebekah P. Massengill, Princeton University

Writing the Scientific Paper: Writing Studio, Colorado State University

Scientific Reports (brief overview): University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Writing Center

How to Write a Lab Report: Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics at Ohio University

Model Papers from the Disciplines: Yale College Writing Center

Writing in the Sciences: Pomona College Writing Center


Campus Resources

The Pitzer Writing Center: Workshops and free one-on-one consultations with experienced Fellows on projects across the disciplines at any stage of the writing process.

Pitzer Academic Support Services: a resource for academic success, including study groups, one-on-one tutoring in the disciplines, and disability services.

Library Research Guides: starting points for doing subject and general research.

Contact a Librarian: free one-on-one consultations with subject specialists in the Claremont Colleges Library.

Love Your Library Workshops: attend a workshop about the research process or technologies that can help you organize and cite your sources, create presentations, or design websites.

Scholarship@Claremont: Scholarship@Claremont is an online repository that provides opportunities for Claremont Colleges faculty and students to promote their scholarship, such as senior theses and projects. Guidelines: This LibGuide outlines the process of uploading theses, school-specific policies, copyright concerns, etc.


Submitting Undergraduate Academic Writing for Publication

Five: The Claremont Colleges Journal of Undergraduate Academic Writing: “an online open access journal published in Scholarship@Claremont.”

Valley Humanities Review: “an online journal devoted to undergraduate research in the humanities.”

Undergraduate Journals: a list of journals that publish undergraduate research (compiled by the Council on Undergraduate Research).


Recommended Guidebooks on Academic Writing

Booth, Wayne, Gregory Colomb, and Joseph Williams. The Craft of Research. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Graff, Gerald and Cathy Birkenstein. They Say, I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing. New York: Norton, 2009.

Harris, Joseph. Re-Writing: How To Do Things With Texts. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2006.

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