Handouts and Writing Resources 

This is where you will find useful handouts explaining common errors, citation help, advice on structuring your arguments, tips for tackling various stages of the writing process, and explanations of different writing conventions across various departments here at Sewanee. This content was generated by tutors in the Sewanee Writing Center for use in Writing Center sessions, in classes across the College, and for students working on writing assignments of all kinds.

Grammar and Style

Apostrophes
Commas
Comma Splices
I and We
Passive Voice
Pronoun Referents
The Writing Process
Dashes, Colons, and Semicolons
Sentence Fragments
Subject-Verb Agreement
Run-on Sentences

Organization and Structure

Paragraphing: Uneven U
Paragraphing: Topic Sentences
Paragraphing: Structure Options
3-1-2 Sentences
Introductions
Conclusions
Using Quotations
Transitions
Footnotes

The Writing Process

Developing a Claim
Outlining
Finding Evidence
The Writing Process (body paras. first)
Research Methods
Revision: Reverse Outline

Discipline-Specific Writing

English
History
Philosophy
General Science Writing
Anthropology
Art History
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Personal Statements