General Writing Guidelines for History

These links below are intended to help improve your writing in general. See the writing guidelines for a basic checklist for all of your papers; see the page on passive voice for more information on a common writing problem in history; see the page on introductions and conclusions for suggestions on improving these essential paper components; learn how to effectively use the grammar tools in Microsoft Word; finally, take advantage of the UMW Writing Center’s offerings.

Writing Guidelines

Recognizing Passive Voice

Introduction and Conclusion

MS Word’s Grammar & Spell Check

Writing Center (Fredericksburg Campus)