writing and domain resources

writing resources


The Davidson Writer
Go here for help writing your papers. Good background to read before you write, about claims, arguments, entering the scholarly conversation that’s already out there, and more. There is a lot here, but take time, go slow, and you will find lots of helpful, affirmative, and supportive information.

Book your required writing tutor appointments with our Fellows in slack using outlook calendar.

“They say / I say”: the Moves that Matter in Academic Writing by Gerald Graff and Kathy Birkenstein. This book informs the structure of how we teach formal college writing in the course.

The ideas and practices here align with Booth et al. in The Craft of Research (ebook here).

The University of Chicago’s “Writing in College” guide, by Joseph M. Williams and Lawrence McEnerney (pdf here). (“Writing in College” is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial No Derivatives license. You may use and share this essay and/or its chapters for non-commercial educational purposes, provided that you give credit to the authors (Joseph M. Williams and Lawrence McEnerney) and reproduce this notice.)

The Chicago Manual of Style is online through the Davidson College library here (log in with your Davidson credentials. We use the Notes and Bibliography format; details in the CMS are here.

Lanham’s paramedic method: how to write more concisely, here. Handy, useful, quick way to make anything you write better. You will use this in your one-on-one work with fellows and in your peer reviews.

A resource from Prof. Hillard for teaching writing (for fellows and faculty) is here. LOTS of great material.

Zotero tutorial by Jack Dougherty.

On definitions, by Prof. Dave Robb


In 2018, Prof. Robb offered a series of posts about how definitions work. These six aspects of definitions will help you craft your own definitions of the body and the humanities (Humanities).

domains resources
How to make your domain beautiful, effective, inviting, efficient?

Go to the Digital Media Center
Student specialists in the Digital Media Center provide consulting and support services for digital media projects using technology platforms such as Davidson Domains, the Adobe Creative Suite, iMovie, podcasting and more.

Getting started with your domain at Davidson. Start here. Fellows and digital media consultants in the library will help you learn about building your domain.

online learning tips and tricks

Davidson Library resource page. Loads of good stuff and the links you need.

Book a meeting with librarians, archivists, or digital learning folks here.