Video Lectures

Epistemology & Writing Conventions

Writing Convention: Avoid First Person

Writing Conventions: Personal Pronouns

Writing Conventions: Past Tense

Writing Conventions: Avoid Vernacular

Writing Conventions: Sweeping Generalizations

Writing Conventions: Global Statements

Writing a Thesis

Writing Lively Sentences

Writing Paragraphs a Definition

Writing Paragraphs: Unity and Coherency

Writing Paragraphs: Segues

Writing Paragraphs: Proving Claims

Writing Paragraph: Concluding a Paragraph

Writing Paragraph: Diagnosing Problems

Writing Paragraphs: Proofreading

Quotations: When and How

Quotations: Framing

Microsoft Word 2013 Inserting Footnotes

Microsoft Word 2013 Line Spacing

 

 

External Links

Bloomsburg University Writing Center

Common Grammar Mistakes (Glove and Boots)

Grammar's Great Divide: The OXford Comma (Ted-Ed)

Semicolon (The Oatmeal)

Misused Modifiers (TedEd)

Synonyms for "Said" (The Cave Online, Fort Lauderdale High School)

Online Writing Lab (Purdue University)

On Writing Well

Writing Transitions (including sentence segues) (Purdue University, OWL)

Writing Transitions (including sentence segues): The Purdue OWL List of Words and Phrases

Develop Writing Skills

The great thing is never leave a reader wondering where he has been and is at the end of a chapter, or where he is or where he is going at the beginning of the next one. But of course in order to do this you must be yourself very sure where you are at all times, and why you are there and how you got there.

Carl Becker as cited by Michael Kammen, "Historians on Writing," 2010.

News Stories

Scholars Talk Writing: Anthony Grafton; The Princeton historian is a teacher, scholar, collaborator, but not, he says, a writer (Chronicle of higher Education, 15 June 2015)