Resources for Academic Writing

Academic writing is a skill that takes practice. These are a series of guides I created to use in my classes, breaking down the processes of academic reading and history. If you're an undergraduate, I hope you'll find them useful as you learn how to write papers and do readings in college. If you're a teacher, feel free to use them in your classes.

A step-by-step process for reading and interpreting historical documents, with questions to guide your analysis.

A guide to doing your class readings efficiently by reading strategically rather than reading extensively. Includes tips for reading primary sources, textbooks, academic books, and articles.

Tips for taking effective notes that will help you make the most of readings and prepare for class, without wasting your time.