How to write and read papers

General writing guides

Discipline-specific writing and reading guides

Writing sites

  • John Jay's Writing Center - schedule of writing center workshops, hours, and some helpful instructional material under Resources, in addition to links to other online writing laboratories
  • City College Writing Center - has many helpful online handouts which provide aid at every stage of the writing process: from organizing a paper, to doing an outline, to defining your thesis statement, to integrating sources, and paraphrasing.  
  • CUNY WriteSite - offers help with grammar and style, the writing process, and hints for how to handle various kinds of writing, throughout the disciplines. Interactive practice exercises available.
  • Purdue University Online Writing Laboratory (OWL) - offers a wealth of information about writing including handouts. workshops,  and other Internet writing sites. Try browsing their list of handouts!
  • Writer's Handbook - from the University of Wisconsin, Madison Writing Center - a comprehensive writing resource with sections on:
    • Stages of the writing process - getting started, drafting, revising, proofreading, etc.
    • Common types of writing assignments
    • Grammar & puncuation
    • Improving your witing
    • Citing references