Student Learning Commons: Writing for university: Typical assignments


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The following writing assignments occur across various disciplines. These links and resources highlight common patterns of organization and writing strategies for that type of assignment. Keep in mind that specific requirements may vary depending on the discipline. 



Argumentative writing

Building Good Arguments

Organizing your Argument: The University of Purdue Online Writing Lab

Literature reviews

Literature Review

Observation papers

Observation papers

Online courses 

Writing Strategies for Online Learners

Resources on "Netiquette"

Reflective writing

Strategies for Reflective Writing

Writing in the disciplines (overviews)

Common Types of Writing Assignments
Resources for lab reports, business letters, English assignments, presentations, and more -- University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Academic Writing for Undergraduate Students
A collection of sample papers from multiple disciplines, with instructors' comments and students' reactions -- Monash University, Australia.