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Writing & Stylistics Guides

Writing in the Disciplines

Once you've gotten comfortable with the basic elements of style and conventions of writing, you'll find that the craft of writing is not a one-size-fits-all pursuit: different disciplines employ different conventions and styles, which you'll need to be familiar with. Learn more about the discipline-specific styles for Creative Writing (including journalism, writing fiction, and creative non-fiction), writing in the Social Sciences (including psychology, gender & sexuality studies, sociology, social work, international relations, and politics), and crafting your essay in the Arts and Humanities (including history, literature, music, and the fine arts).