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Writing Resources

The following links will be useful in helping you to become the best writer possible. All students, whether beginner or well-established, will find the information provided to be a fabulous tool that can be referred to again and again. Learn to correct common (and some not-so-common!) mistakes; understand the proper usage of grammar; punctuate like a pro; learn the best ways to avoid excess wordiness; and much, much more!

Resources for Academic Writing

Common grammatical errors

http://classweb.gmu.edu/dbeach/composition/grammarguide.htm#commasplices

http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/easywriter3e/20errors/

http://library.acadiau.ca/tutorials/plagiarism/

http://www.dailywritingtips.com/proper-use-of-the-semicolon/

http://www.une.edu.au/tlc/aso/aso-online/academic-writing/academic-style.php

http://www.be-a-better-writer.com/cliches.html

http://eacfaculty.org/owl/resources/dre.html#cliches

Grammar

http://writingcenter.tamu.edu/c/composing-process/grammar-composing-process/

http://library.indstate.edu/writingcenter/handouts/handouts.html

http://www.towson.edu/ows/index.htm

http://www.english-the-easy-way.com/Grammar/Grammar_Page.htm

http://www.dailygrammar.com/archive.html

http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/a.html

http://xnet.rrc.mb.ca/leshanson/writing_resources.htm

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/exercises/2/

Comma splice & Fragment exercises

http://chompchomp.com/handouts.htm

http://library.indstate.edu/writingcenter/handouts/handouts.html

Writing Numbers

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/exercises/7/

Avoiding Wordiness Exercise

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/exercises/6/

Need help with ideas to write about

http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hme/k_5/brightideas/

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/brainstorm_freewrite.htm

http://www.google.com/search?q=writing+process+site%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fowl.english.purdue.edu

Paragraph Writing

http://www.uic.edu/classes/engl/engl161h/paragraphs.htm

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/606/01/

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/exercises/28/

5 Paragraph Essay

http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/English/essay/table.html

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/five_par.htm

Basic essay writing

http://lklivingston.tripod.com/essay/index.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4npE1ml4Qw&feature=youtu.be (video)

http://eacfaculty.org/owl/resources/dre.html

 Writing Introductions

http://writingcenter.unc.edu/resources/handouts-demos/writing-the-paper/introductions

Thesis statements

http://www.slideshare.net/ctomlins/strong-thesis-statements

http://www.slideshare.net/mr_rodriguez23/thesis-identifying-activity

http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/thesis_statement.shtml

http://writing.pppst.com/thesis-statement.html

Enhance your vocabulary

http://www.freevocabulary.com/

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/definition_list.htm

http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/booksellers/press_release/100words/

Transitions

http://www.factmonster.com/homework/ttransition.html

http://writingcenter.unc.edu/resources/handouts-demos/writing-the-paper/transitions

Tone

http://blog.case.edu/webdev/2007/10/11/tone.html

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/tone.htm

http://wps.ablongman.com/long_henry_sr_1/0,7967,1663702-,00.html

Voice

http://writing2.richmond.edu/writing/wweb/voice.html

Point of View (First Person vs. Third Person)

http://www.learner.org/interactives/literature/read/pov2.html

http://writingcenter.unc.edu/resources/handouts-demos/citation/should-i-use-i

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQFMzXZqckc&feature=grec_index (video)

Conclusions

http://writingcenter.unc.edu/resources/handouts-demos/writing-the-paper/conclusions

Research

http://content.easybib.com/students/

http://writingcenter.tamu.edu/c/how-to/step-by-step/

http://www.crlsresearchguide.org/00_basic_steps.asp

http://www8.esc.edu/ESConline/Across_ESC/WritersComplex.nsf/3cc42a422514347a8525671d0049f395/ccf81b03ecdc507c852569c3006589e0?OpenDocument

http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/QuotingSources.html

http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/QPA_paraphrase2.html

http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/QPA_paraphrase.html

http://www.laspositascollege.edu/Library/documents/LPCplagiarism_examples.pdf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgMJ16WUEPg (video)

Research Citation Help

http://www.easybib.com/

http://www.bibme.org/

MLA

http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/RES5e_ch08_s1-0001.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwPydVmvsk4 (video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISROrit42tY&feature=youtu.be (video)

http://lrc.sierra.cc.ca.us/writingcenter/materials.htm

APA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5V9INHwdlA (video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKZVCIqD4_U (video)

http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/RES5e_ch09_s1-0001.html

http://lrc.sierra.cc.ca.us/writingcenter/materials.htm

Rules for writing numbers

http://www.grammarbook.com/numbers/numbers.asp

Editing & Proofreading

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/GRAMMAR/composition/editing.htm

http://writingcenter.tamu.edu/c/composing-process/editing-revising-proofreading/

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~writing/materials/student/ac_paper/revise.shtml

Style

http://writingcenter.tamu.edu/2009/podcasts/write-right/episode-8-like-boring-papers-neither-does-your-prof/

http://writingcenter.unc.edu/resources/handouts-demos/citation/style

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~writing/materials/student/ac_paper/style.shtml

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/exercises/5/

Structure and Organization

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~writing/materials/student/ac_paper/write.shtml

Argumentative Writing

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~writing/materials/student/ac_paper/logic.shtml

http://www.roanestate.edu/owl/Argument.html

Business & Resume Writing

http://writingcenter.tamu.edu/c/types-communication/business-professional-writing/

Creative Writing

http://www.writingforward.com/writing-prompts-3/creative-writing-prompts/25-creative-writing-prompts

http://ofb.net/~lisa/exercise.html

Literary Analysis Writing

http://www.gmc.edu/students/arc/documents/Literary%20analysis.pdf

http://lrc.sierra.cc.ca.us/writingcenter/litcrit.htm

Poetry Writing

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/features/jan-june00/poetryboxformexamples.html

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/lb_explorer/

http://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/creative1/poetry-writing-tips-how-to-write-a-poem/

Speech Writing

http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/speech/

Scientific &Technical Writing

http://writingcenter.tamu.edu/c/types-communication/scientific-technical-writing/

Commas & other punctuation

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/commas.htm

http://writingcenter.tamu.edu/c/composing-process/punctuation-mechanics/

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/607/02/

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/692/01/

http://library.indstate.edu/writingcenter/handouts/handouts.html

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/exercises/3/

Spelling

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/exercises/4/