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- Collins, Brianne. "Academic Writing Tips for the Social Sciences"
- Answers frequently asked questions about paragraphing, acronyms, and other writing conventions in the social sciences.
Religion (Biblical Studies, Theology, and Christian History)
- University of Nevada, Reno's Research Toolkit: Evaluating Sources
- This site, recommended by Dr. Beth Stovell, outlines questions you can ask to assess the quality of a source.
- Stovell, Beth. "Solid Biblical Sources," 2017.
This handout outlines the types of academic sources you should use for biblical studies papers at Ambrose.
- Rael, Patrick.Reading, Writing, and Researching for History: A Guide for College Students, 2004.
- Tips for reading, note-taking, researching, writing, and editing in history.
- Ambrose University History Program Writing Guide, 2016.
- Offers specific insights into writing for history students, addressing the research process, writing expectations (especially content, purpose, and structure), writing style, and the use of source material in history.
- Includes a quick guide to Chicago Notes-Bibliography (Turabian Humanities) style.
- Pryor, Jim. Guidelines on Writing a Philosophy Paper. 2012
- The first section of this website, called "What Does One Do in a Philosophy Paper?," provides good advice about the purpose of philosophical writing. Try using this information to test your thesis.
- The sections entitled "Use plenty of examples and definitions," "Presenting and assessing the views of others," and "Anticipate objections" offer good advice about how you can construct a good argument.
Lab Report (aka. IMRaD Report)
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Scientific Reports."
- This website introduces the major sections of a scientific report: introduction, methods, results, and discussion. It offers tips for each section, including suggestions for tables and figures.
- WriteOnline's Lab Report Guide
- This guide goes into more depth than the UNC-CH handout above.
- Sections C and D of this guide are particularly valuable. Section C includes guidelines for graphs and tables, information on summarizing v. paraphrasing (with examples), and a description of scientific writing style and conventions. Section D provides a step-by-step guide to each section of a standard lab report.
- University of Guelph, "Using a Scientific Journal Article to Write a Critical Review."
- This guide offers a helpful checklist of questions you should ask when writing a critique or analysis of a single scientific study. It also provides some advice on choosing your article and structuring your critique.
Review Paper (aka. Literature Review)
- University of Michigan, "How to Write a Scientific Literature Review."
- See especially the two last sections. The second-to-last section offers questions you can use to analyze the articles you find. The last section provides an outline of a standard review paper.