Look here for handouts and links on:
- Overviews of academic writing and the writing process
- Prewriting (getting started, brainstorming, mapping ideas)
- Drafting (generating a text)
- Revising (improving a text)
Especially tailored to non-native speakers, these resources include tips on writing for American academic audiences, vocabulary and grammar guides, learner's dictionaries, and more.
Working on a laboratory report? A cover letter? A poetry explication? These texts are all genres: they all require authors to become familiar with specific organizational patterns, syntax, and knowledge-making practices particular to the academic fields or professional settings from which they come. Look here to find out more about these genres and over 30 others that Duke students and faculty are likely to use in their writing.
Look here for information about how to meet the standards and expectations for writing in specific academic fields, from Music to Biology.
Here you will find handouts that will help you to evaluate, read critically, quote, and cite the texts you use.
In this section, you'll find answers to your questions about grammar and punctuation. You'll also find access to resources that can help enrich your writing, including the dictionaries and other major reference works.