How to Write a Paper in... [department] (Writing Centre)

Books and useful web pages providing specific advice on how to write research papers for particular academic subjects

We also recommend you book an appointment with the appropriate librarian for the subject.

English Literature

English Literature may include, but is not limited to:

  • Research papers
  • Literary analysis
  • Comparative papers
  • Reading journals
  • Creative papers and/or projects
  • Reflective papers


UPEI 1010 or 1030

There are many different types of assignments in university studies and academic writing courses.

You may be asked to:

  • Write personal stories
  • Write research papers
  • Use subjective and objective language
  • Write using the 5 senses
  • Write using different perspectives on a topic
  • Write analytical papers

       And more



In Sociology and Anthropology, you will mostly be reflecting on readings and class discussions, comparing information or analyzing ideas.

Our general Getting Started page discusses these in-depth.




Biology and Chemistry

For biology and chemistry, you will mainly be writing lab reports.

This site tells you what basic components you should include in your report:




Business Administration