Harvard University’s Writing Center has some useful resources for writers working on academic papers. Their “Brief Guides to Writing Papers in the Disciplines” covers the fields of history, philosophy, English, and psychology. These guides discuss some common types of papers and writing conventions according to each discipline. In addition to an extensive guide to using sources, their “Strategies for Essay Writing” (scroll down, see right-hand column) span “How to Read an Assignment” to “Revising a Draft” and every step in-between. Of course, every writer has his or her own method to composition, but this “roadmap” may provide some structure for those of us who crave it.