Writing for Your Discipline

Created by Kian Ravaei, Taylor Harper, Shannon Roux

Want to improve your academic writing? Complete this interactive activity to take your writing to the next level.

Writing for Your Discpline Style Guide
Screenshot of Writing for Your Discipline style guide.

The Writing for Your Discipline Style Guide is a fillable Google Doc that helps you identify key aspects of writing in a certain field and guides you through the process of creating your own writing guide.

Writing for Your Discipline Style Guide

Getting Started

In this activity, you will look at a well-written academic paper from your discipline, paying careful attention to the paper’s style and conventions. As you go along, fill out the style guide based on your findings, using the example answers to guide you. The activity might take about forty-five minutes to an hour to complete, but once you're finished with your guide, you can always come back to it for future class assignments and research papers. Click on the link above to get started!

About this tutorial


Kian Ravaei, Taylor Harper, Shannon Roux


Whitney Arnold, Janet Goins, Leigh Harris, Nisha Mody, Doug Worsham, UCLA Undergraduate Writing Center

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify key stylistic elements of paper writing in their specific discipline.
  • Read papers in their discpline for style.
  • Apply these stylistic elements in their own writing.

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