General writing advice

The links on this page provide advice on common writing issues like developing a clear thesis, revising a paper, and getting help on your writing from your instructor and peers.  The first link is to NU's Writing Program and the rest are to NU's Writing Place.

Writing at Northwestern
Offers strategies for writing successfully at Northwestern

Testing the Strength of your Thesis
Explains how to develop a clear thesis

10 Essentials to Good History Writing
The wisdom on good history writing collected from 4 Northwestern history professors.

MLA vs. APA: Some Key Differences
An informative citation guide

Awk-word-ness: Fixing grammatical problems that lead to awkward sentences
Explains how to correct awkward prose

Myths of College Writing
Lists a few of the rules of writing that might be fine to break