Writing Handouts from the Writing Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Writing Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides an excellent collection of writing handouts for ESL and university students. All the handouts are free and have been prepared with a view to helping students master the writing process, review important grammar and style points, as well as improve their writing skills for specific assignments and fields.

Topics covered by the handouts:

  • Writing the Paper: Argument, Audience, Brainstorming, College Writing, Conclusions, Evaluating Print Sources, Evidence, Fallacies, Getting Feedback, Introductions, Paragraph Development, Procrastination, Reading To Write, Reorganizing Drafts, Revising Drafts, Statistics, Summary, Thesis Statements, Track Changes, Transitions, Understanding Assignments, Using the Library, Writing Anxiety, Writing Groups
  • Citation, Style, and Sentence Level Concerns: Articles, Citation Resources, Commas, Conditionals, Editing and Proofreading, Fragments and Run-ons, Gender-Sensitive Language, Passive Voice, Plagiarism, Quotations, Should I Use "I"?, Spell-check Programs, Sentence Patterns, Style, Word Choice
  • Specific Writing Assignments: Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, Application Essays, Book Reviews, Business Letters, Comparing/Contrasting, Dissertations, Essay Exams, Grant Proposals, Honors Theses, Literature Reviews, Oral History, Poetry Explications, Scientific Research Reports, Speeches
  • Writing for Specific Fields: Anthropology, Art History, Communication Studies, Drama, History, Literature (Fiction), Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sciences, Sociology
Site URL: http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/index.html

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