Prepared by the Humanities Department at Capital Community College. Suggestions on research techniques and patterns of documentation based on the style recommended by the Modern Language Association. There is also an online research guide based on documentation patterns approved by the American Psychological Association.
Essaypunch.com takes users through the actual steps of writing a basic essay.
This site was put together by Professor Jack Lynch of Rutgers University. It contains lots of good advice, is easy to use (alphabetical listing, hyperlinked), and is extremely useful.
Contains definitions, suggestions, over 170 computer-graded quizzes, and a way to submit queries regarding grammar and usage. An award-winning Web site from Capital Community College in Hartford.
This site takes students through a few simple steps for writing an essay.
HyperGrammar is an electronic grammar course at the University of Ottawa's Writing Centre.
Daniel Kies, Department of English, College of DuPage, maintains this complete and easy-to-navigate textbook.
A superb, nicely organized, and extremely helpful guide for Composition. By Chuck Guilford, an English Professor at Boise State University.
These interactive online lessons help to improve students' reading comprehension and build their vocabulary skills.
Prepared by Charles Darling of Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut. This online textbook in basic writing offers students three approaches to becoming more confident writers. Part One examines how sentences work, giving students a structural understanding of the language they use every day. Part Two focuses on errors that commonly appear in written English. Part Three suggests techniques and topics for developing ideas in writing. Students may move back and forth among parts, using the resources collected in Part Four as support.[The] Elements of Style A hyperlinked version of the venerable style guide written by William Strunk (not the E.B. White-edited version). Maintained by the Bartleby Project at Columbia University. [The] Nuts and Bolts of College Writing From Michael Harvey at Washington College, a thorough, readable, and engaging online textbook. [The] Purdue University Online Writing Lab [OWL] Contains on-line exercises and links to other resources for writing assistance. One of the best academic sites for writing help. Vocabula Review Published on the third Tuesday of each month by Robert Hartwell Fiske, editor and author of The Dictionary of Concise Writing and The Dimwit's Dictionary. Vocabulary.com Writer’s Web This site is maintained by the Writing Center at the University of Richmond. The material here on getting started with writing projects and on peer editing is especially helpful. Visit, also, the material in "Focusing & Connecting Ideas." Writer’s Workshop From University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Several excellent handouts and other useful features make this one of the best of the university-based online writing centers.