- Writing in College: A Short Guide to College Writing by Joseph M. Williams and Lawrence McEnerney (Univ. of Chicago): This valuable and concise guide for students making the transition from high school to college writing discusses crafting an argument, making a point, and understanding professors' expectations.
- Overview of the Academic Essay: Thesis, Argument and Counterargument (Harvard)
- What is an Academic Paper? (Dartmouth) Another valuable introduction to college-level writing, this guide includes sections on and Using Appropriate Tone and Style.