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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)
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.