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Contributors: Allen Brizee, Allen Brizee.

This resource will help you find OWL material for the many different kinds of writing tasks you may face in school and in the workplace.

Writing Task OWL Resource List


What kind of writing task do you need to complete? The list below will help you pinpoint the OWL’s resources that will be most helpful for you according to the kind of writing you need to accomplish.

If you’d like to see a complete list of our resources, please visit the OWL's main page.

When You’re Just Beginning Your Writing Task

When You’re Ready to Compose Your Writing Task

For an Abstract:

For an Academic Research Paper:

Style Guides (for citation format):

For a Bibliography or Annotated Bibliography:

For an Argument or Position Paper:

For a Book Report or Book Review:

For a Business or Cover Letter:

For a Curriculum Vitae:

For an Email:

For an Exploratory Essay:

For a Literary Analysis Essay:

General Advice:

Writing About a Novel or Story:

Writing About a Poem:

For a Literature Review:

For a Memo:

For a Narrative or Descriptive Essay:

For a Personal Statement or Statement of Purpose:

For a Poster Presentation:

For a PowerPoint Presentation:

For a Report:

For a Résumé:

For a Visual Analysis Paper:

For a White Paper:

To Revise, Proofread, and Polish Your Writing: