Writing Sites

General Sites Explanation of Resource
CCRI Writing Center Visit a Writing Center on the Lincoln, Providence, or Warwick Campus for personalized help. Online resources are also available.
Guide to Grammar and Writing A great guide to grammar and writing at the sentence, paragraph, and essay level. Plenty of explanations and practice quizzes are included.
Storm Writing Resources A collection of writing-related resources on the web.
Purdue On-Line Writing Lab A great resource touching upon all aspects of writing. Plenty of handouts are available.
Indispensable Writing Resources This site’s name says it all! It provides the most comprehensive list of resources anywhere. Many of the sites listed below are also included.
Resources for Writers and Teachers Whether you are experienced or just getting started, consider the wide range of resources you’ll find on this site. The Writing guides are helpful.
The UVic Writer’s Guide This site focuses exclusively on the essay and provides information regarding the essay process as well as different types of essays, including the research essay.
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant Help with areas such as Basic Punctuation, Six Problem Areas, Choosing Your Subject, Freewriting, and Basic Sentence Concepts.
Rhetoric and Composition Offers a variety of resources relevant to classical rhetoric.
Thesis Builder and Online Outliner This Website will help you draft a clear thesis statement for a persuasive essay.
Writer’s Block Overcoming Writer’s Block website provides 911 help for creative writing.
Ultimate Writer’s Guide A collection of links to various sites about various aspects of writing (essay, grammar, research).
Academic Writing Guide Review types of academic writing and common pitfalls to avoid.

Grammar and Editing Sites Explanation of Resource
Guide to Grammar and Writing A great guide to grammar (and also to writing–as noted above)!
The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation Jane Straus’ easy-to-use reference site provides rules, more exercises, more tests, and, of course, more answers.
Grammar Bytes This site provides definitions of grammar terms, exercises, handouts, and presentations to view.
Grammar Girl Get some “quick and dirty tips” for better writing at this site that features podcast episodes on a variety of grammar-related topics (apostrophe use, “who vs. whom,” etc.)
Reviewing Toolbar Directions for MS Word 2003 Track Changes Directions for MS Word 2010 This page gives some basic directions about how to use Microsoft Word’s Reviewing Toolbar with MS Word 2003 to edit a paper. Directions for MS Word 2010 (also applies to MS Word 22007) are explained in the Track Changes directions.

Research Sites Explanation of Resource
MLA 2016 Updates
MLA site
EasyBib Review of Old and New
YouTube Video
The 8th edition of the MLA style guide has brought about some changes. You can review them at these sites.
Diana Hacker 2009 MLA update
Diana Hacker gives solid and often detailed information about the MLA format, including citing sources and creating the Works Cited page. She also includes a sample student paper in the MLA format.
The Bedford Research Room Mike Palmquist’s The Bedford Researcher forms the basis of this site that is intended to support students’ research efforts. Research guides, links, and checklists are available.
LaGuardia Community College This site from the Library Media Resources Center provides online research tools for MLA and APA styles.
A Research Guide for Students According to I. Lee, the site’s originator, “The goal of this site is to provide all the necessary tools for students to conduct research and to present their findings.”
Internet Resources on Citing: The Trademark of a Good Writer This site explains the importance of citation and also how to cite.
MLA Documentation The University of Wisconsin-Madison provides helpful advice about writing but also about research documentation systems.
The WWW Virtual Library This virtual library provides online databases, journals, etc.
Evaluating Internet Resources Robert Harris, Vanguard University of Southern California, presents CARS (credibility, accuracy, reasonable, support) as a means to evaluate sources found on the Web.
Evaluating Information Found on the Internet Johns Hopkins University Library reviews how to evaluate information found on the internet.
Cornell University Library Web Evaluation The criteria and tools provided will guide students as they evaluate sites for their appropriateness and usefulness.
University of California at Berkeley Library This page teaches students how to evaluate a website, beginning with where the site originates and continuing to what others say about it.
Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism: Documentation Guides A comprehensive resource that can help you find examples of all types of citations given side by side in APA, Chicago, MLA, and Turabian formats.
Modern Language Association Complete information on the MLA style, including electronic sources.
Karla’s Guide to Citation Styles–University of Iowa An annotated collection of links to the best and most up-to-date citation gides: APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, BSE.
KnightCite Calvin College’s helpful “how to” page for formatting an entry for the Works Cited page.
Easy bib Free MLA Works Cited set up.
Colorado State Guides to Library, Internet, and Field Research Two types of resources are available: discussion of research methods and interactive demonstrations of research techniques.
Researchpaper.com The Writing Center is designed to help you improve the style and presentation of your reports. Information is available on everything from taking good notes to choosing the best adjective.

Specialized Sites Explanation of Resource
Writing for the Web Authors Morkes and Nielsen present a research project about how users read on the web and how authors should write their web pages.
How to Create a Blog Blog tips for WordPress.
ProWrite This site provides helpful tips when writing electronic documents.
Quoteland Simpson’s Quotations Creative Quotations The Quotation Page Quotations Each of these five quotation-based sites are searchable by topic. You will find quotations that are “old and new, familiar and obscure, humorous and pompous, ironic and sometimes profound.” Some sites are searchable by author as well.
English as a Second Language A starting point for ESL learners who want to learn English through the web.
Englishpage.com A site for free Free online English lessons & ESL / EFL resources.
ESL Resources At this University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign site you will find “(1) websites with activities and information written for students. (2) You will also find authentic resources where you can practice reading or listening to texts intended for native speakers.”
ESL PartyLand This site is based on the premises that learning English is essential and that doing so can be fun. For students, the site offers “English Lessons, Quizzes, and Games.” For teachers, it offers “Lesson Plans and Materials.”
Internet TESL Journal This site is geared to teachers of English as a second language and includes various teaching resources, such as articles, research papers, lesson plans, classroom handouts, teaching ideas, and links.
Oxford Seminars Review TESOL/TESL/TEFL certification course information and resources.
Languages-On-The-Web: Best English Links Focuses on sites related to teaching ESL.
Screenwriting Provides links to sites about how to write successfully for the screen.
Writers Write Resources by genre and type, i.e., drama, children’s books.
Movie Music Book A great source of sample movie, music, and book reviews.
Autobiography Help The Center for Autobiographical Studies posts events and offers a menu of resources, including writing exercises, tips, and format.

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Last Updated: 11/30/17