The following items are brief, focused 'how to' guides about writing issues most commonly identified by IU Bloomington faculty as problematic and difficult for student writers.
Each pamphlet deals with a specific writing situation. Most pamphlets are available in html and pdf versions. To read the pdf versions, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Please note that the pdf versions are formatted to be printed front and back on legal-length paper which is then folded into thirds, creating a pamphlet like those which students and faculty members can also pick up at WTS in the Information Commons on the first floor of the Wells Library. Faculty members may contact WTS to order paper copies for their classes; call 855-6738.
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"Doctoral Dissertations and Proposals: Social Sciences and Humanities": html, pdf
“How to Write a Thesis Statement”: html, pdf
“Paragraphs and Topic Sentences”: html, pdf
“Personal Statements and Application Letters”: html, pdf
“Plagiarism: What It Is and How To Avoid It”: html, pdf
“Proofreading for Common Surface Errors”: html, pdf
“Proofreading for Spelling Errors”: html, pdf
“Taking an Essay Exam”: html, pdf
“Using Evidence”: html, pdf
“Using Outlines”: html, pdf
“Writing Abstracts”: html, pdf
“Writing Book Reviews”: html, pdf
“Writing Conclusions”: html, pdf
“Writing Resumes and Cover Letters”: html, pdf