Writing Resources Online
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- Successful College Writing (Prezi and handout)
- Time Management for Paper Writing (handout)
- Choosing a Topic and Focusing Your Research (Powerpoint)
- Prewriting and Brainstorming (handout)
- Questions for Prewriting and Revision (handout)
- Using Feedback to Improve Your Writing (Powerpoint and handout)
- OWL Submission Tips for Capstone Students (handout)
- How to Edit Your Work (Prezi)
- New College Mission Courses website (includes explanation of the Ruggiero method)
- Utah Valley University handouts on basic essay structure and other rhetorical forms
- Paragraphing: The Shape of Thought (handout)
- Achieving Focus with a Thesis (Powerpoint and handout)
- Some thoughts on writing Conclusions from the Writing Center at UNC-Chapel Hill
- More thoughts on Conclusions from the Harvard College Writing Center
- Integrating Sources (Powerpoint, handout)
- Munday Library Research Guides (how to use ebooks and library databases, evaulating sources, finding sources for specific disciplines and courses, using Google Scholar, and more)
- How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography, from Cornell University's Olin Library
- Avoiding Plagiarism (Prezi)
- St. Edward's University Academic Integrity Policy
- The Purdue OWL's Avoiding Plagiarism section
- Rutgers University Libraries video modules on plagiarism
- The A Writer's Reference online supplement, which includes exercises and information on writing, grammar, and research
- How to Proofread (video)
- Comma resources at the Purdue OWL: Conquering the Comma (Powerpoint), Identifying Independent and Dependent Clauses, Run-ons--Comma Splices--Fused Sentences
- From the APA Style Blog, Table of Common Latin Abbreviations (how to use i.e., e.g., etc.)
- The Purdue OWL's Grammar Exercises: Practice on a few topics, including articles, prepositions, and verb tense (the link for the answers is at the bottom of each exercise page)
- Grammar Notes for ESL writers from the Frankfurt International School: Many topics, including articles, agreement, verb tense, and syntax
- Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary: Not overly simplified, but with special considerations for English learners
Our subjective and inexhaustive list is here.
- APA Flash Seminars (Prezis)
- APA Style Blog (includes answers to several tricky citations issues, such as How to Cite an E-Book, How to Cite the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders [DSM], and How to Cite an Annual Report)
- Basics of APA Style Tutorial from the American Psychological Association itself
- SMB-modified APA templates and sample documents from the SEU School of Management and Business
- Annotated APA Sample Document from the APA
- Adding Running Head and Page Numbers in Word, a Computer Help tutorial
- APA Checklist (handout)
- APA Style Guide for Electronic Resources, 6th Ed. (Kindle e-book for purchase, $11.95 and totally worth it if you're in the sciences or business)
- The Purdue OWL’s MLA Formatting and Style Guide
- A Writer's Reference Research and Documentation Online, Humanities section
- MLA Handbook FAQs (includes how to cite an e-book and how to cite a tweet)
- Adding a Header and Page Numbers in Word, a Computer Help tutorial
- MLA Checklist (handout)
- MLA sample paper (at the Purdue OWL)
- Coggle is an easy-to-use, beautiful mapping tool (you have to sign in with a Google account).
- Download Evernote for free to keep your notes synced on all your devices.
- Like index cards? You might also like Trello, which allows you to click and drag task "cards" to different columns.
Don't see the resource you need? There are plenty more on the Writing Center's Resources page.