Division of Humanities

Links to other Writing Labs and Sites for Writers

Numerous web sites are available to help you become a better writer. Some of the best include:

  • OWL Resources for Writers - Purdue University offers some of the best information available to improve your writing skills. You will find additional links as well as handouts, advice, practice sheets, and much more. Purdue Online Writing Lab

  • Professor Charles Darling of Capital-Technical College has created a web-site that is more than just useful. This site contains electronic handouts, "Ask Grammar", numerous resources and 35 computer graded self-quizzes. Guide to Grammar and Writing

  • Rensselaer University's Writing Center offers links to many resources including Online dictionaries, Thesaurus, and other Reference Tools.You will also find information on APA & MLA documentation. ESL students will find this a very helpful site. The Writing Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • Getting It Right from Hamilton College Writing Center is a good source for information on Revising Sentence-Level Problems, Punctuation Patterns, and Common Writing Mistakes. Nesbitt-Johnston Writing Center

  • Guide to Writing a Basic Essay - Kathy Livingston presents an excellent web-site on essay writing. Be sure to check her Shakespeare's Julius Caesar section. Basic Guide to Essay Writing

  • Topics are abundant at the University of Richmond Writer's Web . This site explores topics by the various stages of the writing process - First Draft, Focusing & Connecting Ideas, General Editing, Peer Editing, Sentence Structure, Using and Documenting Sources. You will also find hints for writing papers in other disciplines.

  • Writing at Harvard is an another outstanding guide for writing papers. You will find handouts and information to help you write your paper. Don't miss The Writing Center

  • Need a Handbook? The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a handbook that explains and illustrates the basic grammatical rules concerning the parts of speech, phrases, clauses, sentences and sentence elements, and common problems of usage. The Writers' Workshop site is well worth your time. Grammar Handbook

  • The University of Victoria's Hypertext Writer's Guide is the best available site for references on all phases of writing. Not only will you find helpful information on different forms of writing, but you will find this site a link to hundreds of other sites.

  • Paradigm is an interative, menu-driven, online writer's guide and handbook useful for all writers, from inexperienced to advanced. Paradigm Online Writing Assistant

  • What is a five-paragraph essay? Find all the help you need at The Five Paragraph Essay Wizard- Everything you need to know plus practice writing prompts

  • The Undergraduate Writing Center at the University of Texas at Austin is a worthwhile link for any college student as it is loaded with helpful information. Undergraduate Writing Center

Need a Dictionary, Thesaurus or Translator?

  • Dictionary.com includes "Ask Doctor Dictionary", Fun & Games, Other Dictionaries (German, Greek,Latin, Spanish, etc.), Roget's Thesaurus, Translator, Web Directory, Word of the Day and Writing Resources. Dictionary

Doing a Research Paper?

  • Diana Hacker, author of A Writer's Reference, supplies you with information on writing all types of research papers. You will find documentation instructions using MLA (Humanities), APA (Social Sciences), Chicago (History) and CBE (Science) styles.
    Research and Documentation Online

  • The Modern Language Association is a must for students needing help on citation. MLA ONLINE

ESL (English as a Second Language) Sites

Technical Writing

  • Technical Writing students will find Resources for Business and Technical Writers a very helpful site. You will find instructions on the various types of business and technical writing along with all the rules of grammar. This site is provided by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Last updated on Jun 18, 2014. Originally created on Oct 24, 2012. Report incorrect information.