Writing Guides: General, Business, Science, and Arts


  • Academic Writing : Writing and Reading in the Disciplines
    Library Reference # PE 1408 G54 2002
  • How to Write Argumentative and Persuasive Essays
    A helpful, step by step online guide on writing argumentative and persuasive essays
  • Barnet & Stubb’s Practical Guide to Writing. 7th edition
    Explains how to analyze and persuasively argue a topic. Includes a very detailed section on revising an essay. Library Reference # PE 1408 B4314 1995
  • Thinking It Through: A Practical Guide to Academic Essay Writing. 2nd edition
    A comprehensive guide with a very good section on essay revision. Includes sample essays; useful appendices. Library Reference # PE 1471 T45 1995
  • The Purdue University Online Writing Lab: The Writing Process
    Comprehensive online guide to planning, writing, and revising an essay.
  • Using Sources Effectively: Strengthening Your Writing and Avoiding Plagiarism
    Library Reference # PN 167 H372 2002


  • Business English: Writing in the Workplace
    Library Reference # HF 5718 E88 2008
  • Plain English at Work: A guide to Business Writing and Speaking
    Library Reference #PE 1115 B245 1996eb (e-Book)
  • How to Write a Business Report for English Learners
    Online tips on how to write business reports
  • Writing with Precision
    Guide to writing memos, letters and reports; check-lists for clarity, precision, using the "right word." Library Reference # PE 1479 B87 B37 1990
  • Writing at Work: A Guide to better writing in administration, business and management
    Library Reference #HF 5718.3 B37 2002eb (e-Book)

Engineering & Sciences

Arts & Other Disciplines

  • Fit to Print: The Canadian Student's Guide to Essay Writing
    Guides students through every step of essay writing; includes guidelines, examples and exercises.
    Library Reference # LB 2369 B83 2004 REF
  • SMU Writing Centre: How to Write Compare and Contrast Essays
  • Making Sense: a Student's Guide to Research, Writing, and Style. 6th edition
    A guide to writing books, lab and business reports. Library Reference # LB 2369 N67 2009
  • Monash University: Research & Learning Online
    Contains several modules and quick reference links for writing different types of university papers.
  • Psychological Reports: A Guide to Report Writing in Professional Psychology. 3rd edition
    Library Reference # BF 76.8 O86 1997
  • SMU Writing Centre: Tips for Writing a Play Review

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