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Writing Resources

  • The Global Communication Center is a new resource supporting students' efforts to improve their communication skills and prepare for a complex global economy that not only demands excellence in one’s core area of study but also requires effective and advanced communication practices. The Global Communication Center supports written, oral, and visual communication for any student, at any level, in any discipline, and at any stage of the process. They offer one-on-one tutoring services for students and support for faculty in integrating communication assignments into their curriculum.
  • The Carnegie Mellon Writing Tutor is a web accessible resource, intended to provide basic writing instruction for engineering and science students without requiring engineering and science faculty to teach writing.
  • The Online Writing and Communication Center at MIT offers resources for writers, speakers, and teachers. For strategies in writing introductions and conclusions, see Resources for Writers.
  • The Writing Studio at Duke University provides detailed information about key phases in the writing process. Duke University Libraries also offers guides to help you understand how to cite the sources you have used in writing your papers, as well as to understand the nature of plagiarism and how to avoid it.
  • The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material. These resources are provided as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects.
  • Knightcite is a public service of the Hekman Library of Calvin College. It enables students to correctly utilize the MLA, APA, and Chicago citation formats in their research papers and other academic endeavors.
  • HyperGrammar is an electronic grammar program at the University of Ottawa's Writing Centre. It is designed to allow users a great deal of freedom and creativity as they read about grammar. HyperGrammar allows users to create and follow their own lines of thought. On its first appearance on any page, every grammatical term is linked to its definition. A user reading about nouns might jump to the simple subject, and from there to subordinate clauses -- users are not required or even encouraged to use this material in order.