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Reference Guide

For advice about what professors in specific disciplines consider to be important qualities of excellence in written work, click on the departmental links below and read what faculty members said when surveyed by their colleagues.


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Applying to Graduate School?

Colorado State Writing Guides (for many disciplines)

George Mason University Writing Resources (many disciplines)

Writing in Your Major--Grand Valley (MI) State U's Writing Center

  • Specific disciplines covered on this site are Biology, Business, Creative Writing, Engineering, History, Nursing and Psychology.
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Page Last Modified: October 18, 2018

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Dr. Rebecca Nowacek, Associate Professor of English
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