Writing Handouts from the Center for Communication Practices at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Posted on Monday, March 23, 2009

The Center for Communication Practices at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offers great handouts that were designed to help students complete specific writing assignments at the institute as well as tackle real-life writing tasks, such as writing cover letters, writing resumes, and writing graduate school essays. All the handouts are available for free access online, making them useful as self-study materials for any students who are working on their own.

Topics covered by the handouts:

  • Citation Styles: APA Style, MLA Style
  • Guidelines for Specific Rensselaer Courses: Proposal for Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering; Progress Report for ECSE; Final Report for ECSE; Laboratory Introduction to Embedded Control; Lab Report Suggested for Electrical Engineering
  • ESL Students: Article Usage
  • Careers and Graduate School: Cover Letters, Resumes, Graduate School Essays
  • Types of Writing: Revising Prose, Thesis Writing, Abstracts, Definitional Techniques, Gender-Fair Language
  • Styles of Writing: Critiques, Lab Reports, Memos, Presentations
Site URL: http://www.ccp.rpi.edu/handouts.html

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