Essay Punch Essaypunch.com takes users through the actual steps of writing a basic essay.
Guide to Grammar and Style 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.
Sentence Sense 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.
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.
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 An almost intimidatingly comprehensive wealth of vocabulary info - includes lessons on identifying word roots, and lots of fun quizzes, games, and puzzles for practice. Intermediate skill level.
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.”