Web Links


Writing and Grammar Skills Building in the Learning Express Database under the College Students section. Available to RSC Students. Online Database Log-in Instructions

In-person and Online writing assistance is available through the:
Free Online Tutoring

RSC Writing Center in the Humanities Building. Ask a question at the Online Writing Lab, or check out the answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Related LRC pages:

Cite What You Found and APA, Chicago, and MLA style resources.

Research Tips

Online Tutorials:
Analyzing Sources

Composition I

History Online Orientation

Finding Primary Sources

Persuasive Tutorial

General Writing Websites

Common Errors in English Usage - website that has been adapted into a book. 

Grammar Girl - Has tips and grammar exercises to help you learn and remember all the grammar rules on punctuation, word choice, and more.

Grammar Handbook - A clear guide to grammar from the University of Illinois Center for Writing Studies.

Internet Public Library Writing Links and Associations

Lynch Guide to Grammar and Style 

Purdue's Online Writing Lab - Information on general writing and writing for specific purposes.

Writing Exercises - Contains grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence, paraphrasing, and writing numbers sections. 

The UVic Writer's Guide - Covers writing clear sentences, choosing words, preparing summaries, presenting logical arguments, and other aspects of academic writing. 

UW-Madison Writing Center Writer's Handbook - Sections cover improving writing, stages of the writing process, common assignments, grammar and punctuation, and more.

Writing Handouts and Videos from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Writing Handouts from the University of Texas - Cover general writing topics and academic writing.

Writing-Portal.com Directory - A no- frills directory of nearly 3,000 sites geared toward writing and publishing. A list of resources organized alphabetically into 26 categories. 

Essay and Research Paper Writing

Five-Paragraph Essay Writing - Easy-to-use guide.

Getting an A on an English Paper 

Guide to Grammar and Writing has a Research Paper section.

IPL: A+ Research & Writing for high school and college students.

Online Writing Lab @ Purdue - This site includes a number of writing guides and related material.

Argumentative Papers

APA Style Guide

Common Writing Assignments

Creating a Thesis Statement

Essay Writing Guide

MLA Formatting: The Basics Video

MLA Style Guide

Writing a Book Report

Writing in Literature

Writing About Poetry

Persuasive Essay Thesis Builder

Thesis Statements

The UVic Writer's Guide: Essays and Essay Exams

Writing a Thesis Statement for a Literature Paper

Professional Writing

Business Writing Blog - "Talk, tips, and best picks for writers on the job".

Knight News Release Workshop - A free guide to news releases for non-profit organizations.

MagazineLaunch - Tips on starting an online magazine from getting started, circulation management, content and design, marketing and publicity.

National Writers Union - Includes contract advice, copyright defense, and other tools and resources.

The OpEd Project - A mentoring program for women experts that focuses on writing opinion pieces. Resources include submission information, writing tips, and sample articles.   

OWL at Purdue Professional and Technical Writing Section - Covers workplace writing and business writing.

Poets & Writers - Contests, MFA Programs, Agents & Grants for writers.

SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) - Tools and materials to help authors understand academic publishing options and retain rights to their published articles.

WritersNet - Writing community with writing resources, news, and discussion for authors, editors, publishers, and literary agents.

Writing for the Web - A collection of free articles that present research on how Internet users read and tell how writers should write for the web.