Writing Resources

Grammar Guide and Student Tools
This is an easy-to-use reference for common questions and issues in student writing.  It covers grammar, style, and MLA/APA information.  Look here for examples and helpful links!

         

Guide to Grammar and Writing

This is a comprehensive, user-friendly site that offers explanations, examples, and quizzes (scroll all the way down) with immediate feedback. Select from the drop-down menus on the topic you need help with: word/sentence level, paragraph level, essay and research paper level. Great for grammar review!
           

Road to Grammar 

This site’s friendly design makes it appealing and easy to use; it is designed primarily for ELLs (English Language Learners).  Choose your topic from the alphabetical list, and click start; you will receive immediate feedback on your answers.
        

P.I.E. (point, illustration/information, explanation)

This a great handout on P.I.E., a handy method for developing paragraphs.  P.I.E. shows you how to introduce information, present it, and follow it with your explanation and comments—the essence of college writing!

         
Citation Formatting
This site is a great tool for creating your MLA or APA citations for research papers.  Follow the prompts, fill in the required boxes, and your citation is created for you.  Then copy/paste onto your document; remember that when you copy/paste, the format (hanging margin, spacing) is altered, so you will need to tweak it!  Easy as pie!

          
How to Write An Essay: 10 Easy Steps

Having a hard time remembering all those steps to producing a quality college-level essay?  This website will walk you through it, step by step!


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