I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork.
~Peter De Vries
Feeding the Muse: Writers read. Read widely.
Subscribe free to a daily poem and newsletter compiled by Garrison Keillor.
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If you like her voice in this sound bite, you’ll enjoy Bird by Bird: Some Instructions for Writing and Life
Revising means seeing your entire paper with fresh eyes. Try these checklists from Purdue
Revising means making structural changes. Harvard
provides an example.
Disciplinary Writing: Remember with academic writing that one size does not fit all fields.
—advice from Colorado State University.
Rules and formats vary. You’ll find lots of resources on the Web
—but stick to sites ending with ".edu".
The University of North Carolina has handouts on writing for Anthropology
, Art History
, Communication Studies
, Literature (Fiction)
, Political Science
, Religious Studies
, and Sociology
Publishing: Writers need readers.
The Journal of Young Investigators (JYI)
JYI provides opportunities for students to participate in the scientific review and publication processes, primarily through the operation of its peer-reviewed journal for undergraduates.
The Oswald Review
The Oswald Review (TOR) is an international, refereed journal of undergraduate criticism and research in the discipline of English.
Public Writing: A Cultural Studies Journal for Undergraduates
A Public Writing submission may work in any of the following fields or combine any of the following fields in an interdisciplinary manner: cultural theory, social theory, literary theory, cultural anthropology, linguistics, rhetoric studies, historical analysis, sociology, queer studies, disability studies, gender studies, philosophy or any other applicable field.
Young Scholars in Writing
Young Scholars in Writing: Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric seeks theory-driven and/or research-based submissions from undergraduates on the following topics: writing, rhetoric, composition, professional writing, technical writing, business writing, discourse analysis, writing technologies, peer tutoring in writing, writing process, writing in the disciplines, and related topics.
Sites Useful to Nonnative Writers of English
- a handout from the University of North Carolina
- practice quizzes from the Internet TESL Journal
Don’t overlook the three best resources for student writers at Marymount: