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Types of Writing

There are a variety of essays that exist in writing.


Argumentative Essays

What is an argument & why you need it
By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Persuasive Essays

Three ways to persuade
By California State University -- Los Angeles


Personal Essays to Grad School

Writing a personal essay for graduate and professional
By Colgate University


Business Writing

Professional writing handouts and resources
By Purdue University OWL


Project Proposals

How to write a project proposal
By Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Literature Review

The literature review: A few tips on conducting it
By University of Toronto

Review of literature
By University of Wisconsin--Madison


Research Reports

What are research reports and why would I write one?
By University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill


Poster Presentations

Developing a Poster Presentation
By University of Kansas


Thesis/Dissertations

How To Write A Dissertation
By Purdue University OWL

Starting, drafting, and completing your dissertation
By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Writing in Psychology

Psychology with style: A hypertext writing guide
By University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point

How to write a research report in psychology
By University of Pennsylvania

Upcoming Workshops!

Literature Reviews Part 1: The Research Phase

Date: Friday, March 2, 2018

Time: 10am- 12pm

Location: 433 Horace Mann

Whether writing a thesis or a midterm/final paper, this workshop will be tailored to the needs of the workshop attendees.  Topics we will cover include: identifying arguments, claims, evidence and theoretical frameworks, organizing topics and subtopics, finding and using sources, and structuring your review.

For a list of all our workshops click here.

To RSVP click here.


February Mini Workshops

Dates:  

Outlining with a Thesis StatementTuesday, February 20, 2018

Annotated BibliographyTuesday, February 27, 2018

Time:  10 am- 12pm

Location: The GWC, 162 Thorndike

The GWC is hosting three mini workshops in the month of February covering a different topic each week.  These workshops are limited to four students working closely with one consultant.  

To RSVP email us at writingcenter@tc.columbia.edu.