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Film, drama and book reviews
Writing about poetry
Scientific and lab reports
Abstracts
Other special subjects

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Film, drama and book reviews

Writing about Fiction (Purdue U)
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_fiction.html
How to read fiction with the ultimate aim of writing a paper about it.
 
Critiques (RPI Writing Center)
http://www.rpi.edu/dept/llc/writecenter/web/critique.html
“When college professors ask you to write a critique of a text, they usually expect you to analyze and evaluate, not just summarize.”
 
A Helpful Outline for Writing About Literature or Film (George Mason U)
http://www.gmu.edu/departments/writingcenter/handouts/wlit.html
 
Writing About Film (George Mason U)
http://www.gmu.edu/departments/writingcenter/handouts/film.html
 
Prewriting Questions for Book, Movie, or Play Reviews (St. Cloud U)
http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/bookrevpre.html
 
Writing Book Reviews (St. Cloud U)
http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/bookrev.html
 
Play Reviews (U Wisconsin-Madison)
http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/PlayReview.html
How to review a play.
 
Reading for a Review (U Wisconsin-Madison)
 
http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/CriReadingBook.html
How to read a book in preparation for a review.
 
Critical Reviews (U Wisconsin-Madison)
http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/CriNonfiction.html
How to write a critical review of a non-fiction book or article.
 
Writing a Review of Literature (U Wisconsin-Madison)
http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/ReviewofLiterature.html
How to approach an assignment of literary analysis, what your paper should include in the introduction, body and conclusion.
 
Writing Reviews: Some Organizing Questions (Temple U)
http://www.temple.edu/writingctr/student_resources/reviews.htm
How to organize and present a review of another author’s work.

Writing about poetry

Writing About Poetry (Hamilton College) (PDF)
https://my.hamilton.edu/academics/resource/wc/Writing_About_Poetry.PDF
 
Questions to Ask of Any Poem (George Mason U)
http://www.gmu.edu/departments/writingcenter/handouts/poetry.html
 
Reading Poetry (U Wisconsin-Madison)
http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/ReadingPoetry.html
How to approach an assignment to read and analyze poetry.

Scientific and lab reports

Laboratory Reports (RPI Writing Center)
http://www.rpi.edu/dept/llc/writecenter/web/labs.html
 
Writing Lab Reports in Biology (Hamilton College)
https://my.hamilton.edu/academics/resource/wc/Lab_Reports_for_Biology.pdf (PDF)
 

Abstracts

How To Write An Abstract (George Mason U)
http://www.gmu.edu/departments/writingcenter/handouts/abstract.html
“An abstract is a short informative or descriptive summary of a longer report.” Difference between a descriptive abstract and an informative abstract.
 
Abstracts (RPI Writing Center)
http://www.rpi.edu/dept/llc/writecenter/web/abstracts.html
“An abstract is a stand-alone statement that briefly conveys the essential information of a paper, article, document or book; presents the objective, methods, results, and conclusions of a research project; has a brief, non-repetitive style.”
 
Writing Abstracts (Colorado State U)
http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/documents/abstract/
“Abstracts are important tools for readers, especially as they try to keep up with an explosion of information in print and on the Internet.” Types of abstracts and how to write them.

Other special subjects

Writing Annotated Bibliographies (U Wisconsin-Madison)
http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/AnnotatedBibliography.html
How to write an annotated bibliography—an organized list of sources, each of which is followed by a brief note or “annotation.”


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