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Introduction to Prewriting (Invention), Purdue Online Writing Lab
|Critical Thinking||Critical Thinking, Study Guides and Strategies|
American Literature: Short stories and classic literature from around the world, all available for free!
|Close Reading||How to Do a Close Reading, Carson-Newman University|
|Reading Poetry||How to Read a Poem, The Writer's Handbook, University of Wisconsin - Madison|
|Reading Techniques||SQ3R, Study Guides and Strategies|
|Research Preliminaries||Research Preparation, Cal State- Los Angeles|
|The Writing Process||Stages of the Writing Process, The University of Wisconsin - Madison|
|Argumentation||The Toulmin Method, Colorado State University|
|Critique/Review||Book or Article Review or Critique Guidelines, Tidewater Community College|
|Focus||Focus, Colorado State University|
|Literature Review||Literature Review Components, University of California at Santa Cruz
Logic in Argumentative Writing, Purdue Online Writing Lab
Plagiarism, LSCS Libraries
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing, Purdue Online Writing Lab
|Writing About Literature||
Literary Analysis: Using Elements of Literature, Roane State Community College
Critical Approaches, Samantha Blackmon, Purdue University: A brief overview of different approaches.
|Writing About Poetry||
Writing About Poetry, Hamilton College
Poetry Explication, Sarah LundquistAnalyzing Poetry, Roxanne Kent-Drury, Northern Kentucky University
Essay Planning and Structure, Massey University
The Five-Paragraph Essay, Study Guides and Strategies
|Case Study||How to Write a Psychology Case Study, Kendra Cherry, About.com|
|Attention-Getters||Popular Quotes for Introductions, Goodreads|
Conclusions, Effective Writing Center, University of Maryland University College
How To Write a Thesis Statement, Indiana University
|Transitions||Transitional Words and Phrases, Study Guides and Strategies|
|Structure of Persuasion||Persuasive Essays, the Basics, Time4Writing|
|Compare and Contrast||Compare and Contrast Essay, Elsbee|
|Cause and Effect||Cause and Effect Essay, Cal State- LA|
Writing Clear, Concise Sentences, The Writer's Handbook, University of Wisconsin - Madison
|Brevity||Wordiness, University of Victoria, A long list of redundancies|
"He or She" Versus "They," Oxford Dictionaries Online: A progressive approach to the problem of gender-neutral pronoun reference.
Stereotypes and Biased Language, Purdue Online Writing Lab
|Parallelism||Parallel Structure, Purdue Online Writing Lab|
Formality, Purdue OWL
|Tone and Formality||
Tone in Business Writing, Purdue Online Writing Lab
Video: Academic Voice: Using English's Biases For You, Ian Sherman, SlideShare: An eye-opening video presentation centered on vocabulary.
Voice: Active and Passive, Towson University
Non-Errors, Paul Brians, Washington State University: A list of things that people keep saying are wrong but are actually standard
|Diction, Literary Devices
|Adjectives||Comparatives and Superlatives, ESL Base|
Confusing Pronouns, Writer's Web, University of Richmond: How to avoid mistakes in pronoun agreement.
Subject-Verb Agreement, Towson University: A self-teaching unit with visual aids and exercises.
Using Articles, Purdue OWL
|Fragments||Sentence Fragments, The Guide to Grammar and Writing|
|Modals||Modal Verbs, Learn English|
|Phrasal Verbs||Phrasal Verbs, English Club|
|Prepositions||Prepositions: Locators in Time and Place, The Guide to Grammar and Writing|
|Pronouns||Pronouns, Towson University|
|Relative Clauses||Relative Clauses, English Grammar 4U|
|Run-Ons||Run-On Sentences, Comma Splices, The Guide to Grammar and Writing|
|Sentence Structure||The Structure of a Sentence, David Megginson, University of Ottawa|
The Discourse Functions of Sentences, The Internet Grammar of EnglishImperative, English Language
|TSI Test||TSI Practice Questions|
English Verb Conjugator, English Language
Comparing Gerunds, Participles, and Infinitives, Purdue Online Writing Lab
Infinitive or -Ing?, English Club
Grammar Exercises, Grammar Bytes
|Apostrophes||The Apostrophe, Purdue Online Writing Lab|
|Capitalization||A Little Help with Capitals, Purdue Online Writing Lab|
Commas: Quick Rules, Purdue Online Writing Lab
Exercises on Comma Usage, The Guide to Grammar and Writing
|Commonly Confused Words||Commonly Confused Words, Oxford Dictionary|
|Hyphens and Dashes||
Hyphen Use, Purdue Online Writing Lab
|Lists||Bulleted Lists: Capitalization and Punctuation, Judy Vorfeld, SiteTube|
|Quotation Marks||Using Quotation Marks, Grammar Book|
|Colons and Semicolons||Colons and Semicolons, St. Cloud State|
|AMA Style||AMA Style, BioMedical Editor|
|AP Style||Associated Press Style, Purdue Online Writing Lab|
APA Formatting and Style Guide, Purdue Online Writing Lab
Frequently Asked Questions About APA Style, American Psychological Association
|ASA Style||Formatting in Sociology (ASA Style), Purdue Online Writing Lab|
Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition, Purdue Online Writing Lab
|Citation Guide (all styles)||Citation Guide, OnlineSchools.org|
||CSE Style Guide, University of Wisconsin|
Geology Guidelines: Style, The Geological Society of America
||Tips on MS Word, Allen Wyatt's Word Tips|
MLA Formatting and Style Guide, Purdue Online Writing Lab
|Business Research||Business Research, Free Management Library|
Many Things: Fun ways to learn basic English skills.
|HESI Exam||HESI A2 Test, Nursing Exam Prep Info|
How to Write a News Story, MediaCollege
Letter Writing Guide: A thorough guide to many different types of letters, complete with examples.
|Principles||Habits of Effective Writers, Hamilton College|
Twelve Common Errors, The University of Wisconsin - Madison: A checklist to aid you in editing your work.
The Seven Deadly Sins of Writing, Hamilton College Writing Center
Resume Workshop, Purdue Online Writing Lab
|Technical Writing guides and exercises||Technical Writing, Penn State University|
|THEA Test||THEA Test Skill Descriptions, THEA, Describes the skills tested|
Dictionary.com: Find the spelling, meaning, pronunciation, history, translations, and much more.
Books Ngram Viewer, Google Labs: Look up any word or phrase to see a chart of its popularity over time.
Purdue Online Writing Lab: An extensive one-stop reference, often referred to as simply "the OWL."
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