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Writing in the Disciplines

All disciplines appreciate writing that is well developed, organized, carefully worded and grammatically correct.

Each discipline has its own set of rules and conventions, (ways of structuring an essay, grammar preferences-past/present tense, first/third person, quotations/citation, etc.)

Your writing should reflect your ability to engage the language of a discipline and its content.

It is important to know your instructors expectations about the writing you are expected to produce for their class. The best way to know is ask.

The following list offers links to assist you in writing for different disciplines.

Anthropology

http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/anthropology/

 

Art History

http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/art-history/

 

Business Administration

http://www.uvu.edu/owl/infor/Word%20Choice%20in%20Business%202013.pdf

http://www.uvu.edu/owl/infor/Business%20writing%202013.pdf

 

Economics

http://uwp.aas.duke.edu/wstudio/resources/documents/econ.pdf

 

Chemistry

http://writing_center.agnesscott.edu/

 

Communication Studies

http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/communication-studies/

 

Drama

http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/drama/

 

Education

http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/poetry-explications/

 

Literature

http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/literature-fiction/

 

History

http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/history/

 

Mathematics

http://www.ohio.edu/people/mohlenka/goodproblems/goodproblem.pdf

 

Music

http://uwp.aas.duke.edu/wstudio/resources/documents/music.pdf

 

Philosophy

http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/philosophy/

 

Political Science

http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/political-science/

 

Psychology

http://web.psych.washington.edu/writingcenter/writingguides/pdf/litrev.pdf

 

Religious Studies

http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/religious-studies/

 

Sciences

http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/sciences/

http://www.writingcenter.uconn.edu/s_psychology.php

 

Sociology

http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/sociology/