Writing Resource Links
Writers Word Well
This site offers a variety of specialized dictionaries for literature, law, Internet lingo, etc. It also offers a variety of resource links, such as Roget's Thesaurus, Bartlett's Book of Quotations, WWW Acronym Server, The CIA World Fact Book, The Word Museum, The Polling Place: Public Polls and Polling Firms, and more.
DMOZ, Open Directory Project
Described by its editors as the "largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web," this site includes a variety of links to reference materials ranging from Almanacs to dictionaries to Education and Museum links.
Elibrary is the source of this general encyclopedia, which as offers a "this day in history" link.
Writing Resources Page
This site has won several awards and includes a variety of useful general reference materials, style manual access, descriptions of indexes in a variety of fields, access to encyclopedias and reference libraries such as UC Berkeley, writing workshops and handouts.
An encyclopedic reference search engine that offers both general and specialized encyclopedia information.
for College Writing
This is an incredible site from Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA. which offers tips for college writing and is "voiced" for students with learning disabilities and second language speakers. Though it is designed for Cabrillo College students, it's secondary goal is to be a resource for all writing and new college students. In addition to college writing instruction, it offers tips on college etiquette and culture, descriptions of what to expect in a college classroom, etc.
The Elements of Style
This is a standard writing style manual, which its editors describe as being " intended for use in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature, it gives in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated."
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
This is a free, online writing guide that discussing the writing process from discovering ideas to writing about them to revising them. It also includes sections on grammar and mechanics.
A Guide To
Grammar and Style
By Jack Lynch, Rutgers University. A grammar and style manual with rules and tips ranging from punctuation to suggestions for making your prose more graceful, clear and concise. Information in this site can be retrieved through an alphabetical index and through a text description with links.
Getting an A
on an English Paper
By Jack Lynch, Rutgers University. Lynch is designing this online book for his own students and it is not complete. However, it offers useful information on Thesis, Close Reading, Research, Style and Mechanics.
for Writers and Writing Instructors
Compiled by Jack Lynch from Rutgers University. This site has a wide variety of writing resources ranging from reference material to professional writer sites to composition and grammar sites.
Purdue Online Writing Laboratory
This site offers a variety of writing resources, including writing process, grammar and editing handouts.
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
An online writers handbook distributed free on the web.
This site from the University of Toronto, offers advice on essay writing, book reports, and other types of academic prose.
Writing on the
Focuses on how readers use and read websites, guidelines for writing on the web.
in the Digital Age
This site from Southern Illinois University offers a means for instructors to trace plagiarized papers and instruction for students to avoid plagiarism.
an Academic Paper?
From Dartmouth College Writing Center. Distinguishes between writing for High School and Writing for college and explains basic principles of Academic Writing in general.
Advice on Academic Writing
From the University of Toronto, this link includes a general definition of academic writing, advice on preparing for academic writing and specific links to essay elements, such as thesis, topic sentences, audience concerns, etc.
From the University of Wisconsin, Madison offers links to handouts on college writing in a variety of fields.
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