Certain kinds of assignments follow specific guidelines that may appear confusing, even arbitrary. Our job is to demystify the mysterious and provide workable strategies for success! Learn what an annotated bibliography looks like; how to dig up the main points in a journal article; write a by-the-numbers lab report; incorporate literary quotations like threads in a tapestry; master the almighty research paper; review a book, a film, or whatever; and critique Terrence Mann’s latest musical gala. For the advanced researcher, solve the mysteries of writing an abstract and creating a literature review. Management majors, don’t despair: learn how to craft a professional portfolio that fulfills the major requirements, and plan to visit the Writing and Learning Commons to view samples of past students’ portfolios. You can also get help with evaluating your own writing.