Subject Specific Writing
Writing is important in every discipline and in every class in college. Here are some links that might be helpful for different areas of study and different types of writing.
Professional, Technical Writing
These OWL resources will help you conduct research and compose documents for the workplace, such as memoranda and business letters. This section also includes resources for writing report and scientific abstracts.
Writing in Literature
These OWL resources will help you write about literature and poetry. This section contains resources on literary terms, literary theory and schools of criticism, as well as resources on writing book reviews.
Writing in the Social Sciences
These OWL resources will help you write in some of the social sciences, such as social work and psychology.
Writing in Engineering
These OWL resources will help you write in a wide range of engineering fields, such as civil and computer engineering. This section contains resources on conducting research, working in teams, writing reports and journal articles, as well as presenting research. This section also contains the material from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) - Purdue Writing Lab Workshop Series and the material from the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) resources.
These OWL resources will help you with the basics of creative writing. This section includes resources on writing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
These OWL resources will help you write in medical, healthcare, and/or scientific contexts. This section includes original research articles and samples of the healthcare writing produced for a more general, lay-population audience.
Journalism and Journalistic Writing
These OWL resources introduce the basic concepts of journalistic writing. This area includes resources on the Associated Press style of format and writing, as well as resources on how to organize journalistic writing.
Writing in Art History
These OWL resources provide guidance on typical genres with the art history discipline that may appear in professional settings or academic assignments.