Writing Tips and Resources

Writing Help

The Purdue Online Writing Lab: Everything you ever wanted to know about writing but were afraid to ask, all in one spot! Check this out for help with everything from getting started to polishing your final paper. It also has good discipline-specific writing tips: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

The University of North Carolina Writing Center: Many links that will help you write essays for just about any subject: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/

The University of Richmond’s Writers’ Web: Tons of links and tips to help you with every stage of your paper: http://writing2.richmond.edu/writing/wweb.html

Writing for Biology/Science: Helpful hints and links for science class writing: http://writingcenter.uconn.edu/writing-in-biology/

Macalester College’s Write Well initiative: A collection of 60 second videos delivered by members of the Macalester faculty. Filmed “on location,” these funny and effective micro-lectures address such issues as “What is a Thesis?” and “Killing the verb To Be.”: http://www.macalester.edu/academics/writewell/

Finding Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism

The Purdue OWL’s MLA Reference for citing your sources:
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/1/

The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly: Evaluating Web Sources:
http://lib.nmsu.edu/depts/reference/documents/WebE...

UNM Guidelines for Library Research:

http://lib.nmsu.edu/depts/reference/documents/guid...

The Purdue OWL’s APA reference for citing your sources: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01...

How to use Microsoft Word to create citations:

http://libguides.chowan.edu/ld.php?content_id=1210...

Writing from Sources & Note-taking Presentation:

https://goo.gl/SDQOo7

Guidelines for using outsides sources:

https://goo.gl/8ub24O

Miscellaneous

Vocab Fun at Free Rice: Cick on the correct definition; get it right and feed the hungry: http://www.freerice.com

One Look: The Mother of All Dictionaries! This site links to definitions from several reliable dictionaries. Can’t find the right word? Click on “Reverse Dictionary” at the top of the page and it’ll help you find the word you’re looking for: http://www.onelook.com

For Parents

Tips for Parents: Use these tips from the National Council of Teachers of English to encourage your students to write more and write better.