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Writing Links

Includes those resources that help students in any aspect of the writing process--from generating ideas to polishing the final product.

General Sites Explanation of Resource
CCRI Writing Center Visit a Writing Center on the Lincoln, Providence, or Warwick Campus for personalized help. Online resources are also available.
Guide to Grammar and Writing A great guide to grammar and writing at the sentence, paragraph, and essay level. Plenty of explanations and practice quizzes are included.
Storm Writing Resources A collection of writing-related resources on the web.
Purdue On-Line Writing Lab A great resource touching upon all aspects of writing. Plenty of handouts are available.
Indispensable Writing Resources This site's name says it all! It provides the most comprehensive list of resources anywhere. Many of the sites listed below are also included. 
Resources for Writers and Teachers Whether you are experienced or just getting started, consider the wide range of resources you'll find on this site. The Writing guides are helpful.
The UVic Writer's Guide This site focuses exclusively on the essay and provides information regarding the essay process as well as different types of essays, including the research essay.
The Online Writery This University of Missouri site has a staff of cybertutors. The first one to get your message will answer, but others may add comments.
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant Help with areas such as Basic Punctuation, Six Problem Areas, Choosing Your Subject, Freewriting, and Basic Sentence Concepts.
 
Thesis Builder and Online Outliner This Website will help you draft a clear thesis statement for a persuasive essay.
Writer's Block The Writing Center at Brigham Young University-Idaho offer some advice for overcoming writer's block.
Introductions, Conclusions, & Titles A quick guide to writing introductions, conclusions and titles.
Ultimate Writer's Guide A collection of links to various sites about various aspects of writing (essay, grammar, research).

 

Grammar and Editing Sites Explanation of Resource
Guide to Grammar and Writing A great guide to grammar (and also to writing--as noted above)!
Longman's Companion Site A companion site to the Longman Handbook for Writers and Readers. Each chapter includes relevant practice activities and web links.
The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation Jane Straus' easy-to-use reference site provides rules, more exercises, more tests, and, of course, more answers.
Grammar Handbook at the Writers' Workshop, University of Urbana-Campaign This handbook explains and illustrates the basic grammatical rules concerning parts of speech phrases, clauses, sentences and sentence elements, and common problems of usage.
Garbl's Online Grammar Guide This page provides an annotated directory of grammar-related sites.
Lists of Grammar Items This site provides lists of grammar items for use by ESL/EFL teachers.
Grammar Girl Get some "quick and dirty tips" for better writing at this site that features podcast episodes on a variety of grammar-related topics (apostrophe use, "who vs. whom," etc.)
Reviewing Toolbar Directions This page gives some basic directions about how to use Microsoft Word's Reviewing Toolbar to edit a paper. The directions refer to the 2003 version (not 2007).

 

Research Sites Explanation of Resource
Diana Hacker Diana Hacker gives solid and often detailed information about the MLA format, including citing sources and creating the Works Cited page. She also includes a sample student paper in the MLA format.
2009 MLA update is available.
The Bedford Research Room Mike Palmquist's The Bedford Researcher  forms the basis of this site that is intended to support students' research efforts. Research guides, links, and checklists are available.
Library and Research Services This site from Dallas TeleCollege offers a variety of tutorials to lead students through the research process.
A Research Guide for Students According to I. Lee, the site's originator, "The goal of this site is to provide all the necessary tools for students to conduct research and to present their findings."
Seven Steps of the Research Process Cornell University Library outlines a simple, effective strategy for preparing a research paper.
A Student's Guide to Research with the WWW This tutorial page was created for first-year composition students at St. Louis University. It offers help with finding, navigating, and evaluating Web sources.
Evaluating Internet Resources Robert Harris, Vanguard University of Southern California, presents CARS (credibility, accuracy, reasonable, support) as a means to evaluate sources found on the Web.
Cornell University Library Web Evaluation The criteria and tools provided will guide students as they evaluate sites for their appropriateness and usefulness.
University of California at Berkeley Library This page teaches students how to evaluate a website, beginning with where the site originates and continuing to what others say about it.
Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism: Documentation Guides A comprehensive resource that can help you find examples of all types of citations given side by side in APA, Chicago, MLA, and Turabian formats.
Modern Language Association Complete information on the MLA style, including electronic sources.
Karla's Guide to Citation Styles--University of Iowa An annotated collection of links to the best and most up-to-date citation gides: APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, BSE.
KnightCite Calvin College's  helpful "how to" page for formatting an entry for the Works Cited page.
Easy bib Free MLA Works Cited set up.
Colorado State Guides to Library, Internet, and Field Research Two types of resources are available: discussion of research methods and interactive demonstrations of research techniques.
Researchpaper.com The Writing Center is designed to help you improve the style and presentation of your reports. Information is available on everything from taking good notes to choosing the best adjective.

 

Specialized Sites Explanation of Resource
Writing for the Web Authors Morkes and Nielsen present a research project about how users read on the web and how authors should write their web pages.
ProWrite This site provides helpful tips when writing electronic documents.
Quoteland
Simpson's  Quotations
Creative Quotations

The Quotation Page
Quotations

Each of these five quotation-based sites are searchable by topic. You will find quotations that are "old and new, familiar and obscure, humorous and pompous, ironic and sometimes profound." Some sites are searchable by author as well.
English as a Second Language A starting point for ESL learners who want to learn English through the web.
Englishpage.com A site for free Free online English lessons & ESL / EFL resources.
ESL Resources At this University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign site you will find "(1) websites with activities and information written for students. (2) You will also find authentic resources where you can practice reading or listening to texts intended for native speakers."
ESL PartyLand This site is based on the premises that learning English is essential and that doing so can be fun. For students, the site offers "English Lessons, Quizzes, and Games." For teachers, it offers "Lesson Plans and Materials."
Internet TESL Journal This site is geared to teachers of English as a second language and includes various teaching resources, such as articles, research papers, lesson plans, classroom handouts, teaching ideas, and links.
Languages-On-The-Web: Best English Links Focuses on sites related to teaching ESL.
Screenwriting and Speech Resources Provides links to sites about how to write successfully for the screen and how to prepare a speech.
Writers Write Resources by genre and type, i.e., drama, children's books.
Movie
Music
Book
A great source of sample movie, music, and book reviews.
Autobiography Help The Center for Autobiographical Studies posts events and offers a menu of resources, including writing exercises, tips, and format.


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