Resources for Writing Papers in Political Theory and Philosophy
Jim Pryor's paper-writing guidelines
Peter Horban's paper-writing guidelines
See Anthony Weston's A Rulebook for Arguments (Hackett Publishing) for a concise and helpful introduction to the art of argument (using reasons and evidence to support conclusions).
For help with grammar and style, a good place to start is Strunk & White's classic, The Elements of Style. See also George Orwell's "Politics and the English Language."
The University of Toronto provides credit and non-credit writing courses as well as writing centres to help students develop good writing skills. A number of the St. George Campus colleges operate writing centres and so does each of the satellite campuses. See the university's writing resources site for more information.
For students for whom English is a non-native language, the University of Toronto provides further, strongly-recommended resources:
English Language Learning Program
English Communication Program