Writing in college courses requires critical thinking and skill. The videos on this page will help you prepare to write essays, research papers, literature papers, and other topics related to writing.
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What Is an Essay?
“What Is an Essay?”
Preparing to Write
Writing is a process, not an event. Good writing happens in steps and over time. These videos will help you to understand different steps and concepts to think about as you prepare to write.
“How to Take Notes”
“What Is a Thesis?”
“What Is a Claim in an Essay?”
“How to Write an Outline”
“What Is a Summary?”
How to Write an Essay
There are many kinds of essay. These videos break down some of them and some of the concepts you will need to use as you make arguments in your essays.
“How to Write a Personal Observation Essay”
“How to Write a Reader Response Essay”
“How to Analyze an Argument”
“How to Construct Arguments”
“How to Write a Critical Analysis Essay”
“How to Use Sources Effectively”
“How to Synthesize Sources”
“How to Write a Rhetorical Analysis Essay”
“How to Revise and Edit a Paper”
“How to Write an Essay for a Standardized Test”
What Is Rhetoric?
Rhetoric is the term we use to describe the various devices and strategies writers and speakers use to communicate effectively and persuasively. This series of videos explains the parts of rhetoric.
“What Are the 4 Parts of Rhetoric?”
“What Is Ethos?”
“What Is Logos?”
“What Is Pathos?”
“What Is Kairos?”
How to Write a Research Paper
There are many steps to writing a research paper. These videos cover some of the important concepts you many need to know as you prepare to write your own research papers.
“How to Find Scholarly Sources”
“How to Write a Research Paper Proposal”
“How to Write an Annotated Bibliography”
“How to Write a Literature Review”
“How to Write a Research Paper”
“How I Completed My Dissertation”
How to Write about Literature
Literature is different than other kinds of writing. As such, writing about literature requires understanding literary devices and strategies.
“How to Write About Fiction”
“How to Read a Poem”
“How to Write About Poetry”
More Videos on Writing
Here are a few more videos on writing that we thought you might like.
“How to Write and Give a Speech”
“Participating in Online Course Discussions”
“How to Transitions Between Ideas”