This Appellate Skills tab has resources covering the strategies, techniques and skills necessary to be an effective appellate advocate.
The standard of review is the level of deference an appellate court will give to a lower court decision on review. For an appellate brief, you will need to determine, and find cases that support, the standard of review for each issue being appealed.
Some possible resources:
Other materials may be found in texts and treatises on appellate practice.