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Philosophy & Religion | Study Aids

Writing and researching philosophy compiled by Department of Philosophy, Earlham College.

Undergrad Philosophical Writing Manual, by Martin Young, University of California, Irvine. “Most students have no idea how to write for a philosophy class. The smart students realize this and try to do something about it. The dumb ones think that what got "A"s in high school will get "A"s in college, and if they get an "F" it's the instructor's fault. This manual is for the smart students.”

Practical and Moral Support for Graduate Students Writing Theses and Dissertations

Tips on Writing a Philosophy Paper, by Douglas Portmore, Arizona State University.

Writing a Philosophical Essay , by Ronald de Sousa, University of Toronto.

Guidelines on Writing a Philosophy Paper, by James Pryor, Princeton University. “Philosophical writing is different from the writing you'll be asked to do in other courses…”

How to Write a Philosophy Paper, by Istvan Berkeley, University of Southern Louisiana.

Strunk’s Elements of Style, online version.


Reading Philosophy

Critical thinking guides
Propaganda Critic Why think about propaganda? Check-out this web site to find out.

Critical Thinking Consortium

Logic and Fallacies “There's a lot of debate on the net. Unfortunately, much of it is of very low quality. The aim of this document is to explain the basics of logical reasoning, and hopefully improve the overall quality of debate.”

Academic Integrity
American University's Academic Integrity "This Web page provides information to assist students in upholding academic integrity and avoiding academic dishonesty."