|Writing About Dance (ebook, Human Kinetics, 2010) guides students through the various processes of writing about dance, from the informal (journal writing and free|
|writing) to the formal (critiques, essays and research papers). A print copy of this book is available in the main stacks by call number GV1594 O45 2010. Details|
History of Dance: an Interactive Arts Approach (Human Kinetics, 2007). This excellent book by Gayle Kassing has some unexpected bonuses for the dance writer: Appendix
|A is How to do a WebQuest; Appendix C is How to Write Your Research Paper; Appendix D is Dance Reconstruction or Re-Creation Project, and Appendix E is Report of a Live or Videotaped Performance. Located in the main stacks, [Quarto] GV1601 .K37 2007. Preview|
Researching Dance: Evolving Modes of Inquiry (ebook, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999). Directed toward graduate or honors students, this work introduces
|readers to research methods in dance. Part I, examines the discipline of dance. Parts 2 and 3 present essays by dance scholars on the most common approaches for researching dance. Study questions, research exercises, and suggested readings are included. Also available in print, GV1589 R47 1999.|
Dance History: an Introduction (Routledge, 1994). Chapter 15, entitled Writing Dance History, is by June Layson. Other chapters by Layson include Historical
|Perspectives in the Study of Dance and Dance History Source Materials (which includes evaluation thereof). Located in the main stacks, GV1589 .D38 1994. Preview|
Citation and style
MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing - searchable online
This handy tool from Calvin College, Michigan lets you select one of three style manuals (including MLA), select the type of resource (book, encyclopedia, etc.), and type the details into boxes, after which it produces the finished citation for you.
Searching, evaluating sources, writing (general)
What Is Digital Literacy? / Understanding Filters and Algorithms, Bots, and Visual Manipulation / Understanding Online Searches / Conducting Online Research / Go to the (Primary) Source! / Surveying the Conversation by Reading Laterally / Exploring the Credibility of Sources / Working with Your Sources / Additional Strategies and Resources / Customizing Your Online Experience / Appendix: Sample Lesson Plans
This Bedford/St. Martins book, 2011, covers important basic writing and researching procedures in chapters titled Composing and revising; Academic writing; Sentence style; Word choice; Grammatical sentences; ESL challenges; Punctuation; Mechanics; Researching; MLA, APA/CMS [style]; Basic grammar. Located in the Reference stacks by call number PE 1408 H2778.
The TCU Writing Center provides personal coaching on the entire process of writing a paper, from focusing your initial ideas to properly formatting a footnote. Its main office is located in Reed Hall, room 419. Online help is available through the Writing Center's website.