In this section of the Writing in Music website, you'll find resources that will help you, as a student in a Music class, to excel on your writing assignments. Follow the links listed below or on the menu at the left. Students who are particularly interested in issues of grammar and correctness, whether or not English is their native language, are especially encouraged to visit the Multilingual Student section of the site.

The research process
Types of sources
Critical reading and analysis
Databases and online resources
Creating a bibliography
The writing process
Understanding the assignment
Writing thesis statements
Writing an introduction
Writing a conclusion
Footnotes and citations
Drafts, editing, and revision
Writing about music
Essays that analyze music
Writing conventions in music
Doing oral presentations
Terminology in music
Style and style manuals
Working with sources
Using the Music Library
Types of sources
Quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing
How to paraphrase
Citation styles
Understanding and avoiding plagiarism
Multilingual students
Working with the assignment
Getting started
Working with drafts
Revising and editing
Common errors in student writing
Where to go for help
About this site