Interested in improving your writing? Some experienced authors de-mystify the process.
- Lynn Hunt, “How Writing Leads To Thinking (And not the other way around)” American Historical Association Perspectives (February 2010)
- Dipesh Chakrabarty, “Crafting Histories: For Whom Does One Write?” American Historical Association Perspectives (March 2010)
- Aaron Hamburger, “Outlining in Reverse — Why It Helps to Organize a Story After It’s Done,” (January 21 2013)
- Philip Lopate, “The Essay, An Exercise in Doubt,” New York Times (February 19 2013)
- Roy Peter Clark, “The Short Sentence as Gospel Truth” New York Times (September 7 2013)
Style guides. You have access to either the Modern Language Association Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, or the Chicago Manual of Style through the New School library. Here is a link to the Purdue English Department site that highlights important formatting and style conventions from the MLA guide; here is a page with important conventions from the Chicago Manual.
Not sure what plagiarism is? Download and read The New School’s Academic Honesty and Integrity Policy. You might also want to read these materials from the American Historical Association, and the statement on plagiarism from the Modern Language Association.