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You can find resources on writing on the Internet, in the library, and in second-hand bookstores. With so many resources available, it can be hard to sort the most useful from the second-rate.

For help with writing skills in general, check out the resources below. If you find any that you think are particularly helpful, please suggest them.

If you're looking for help with a particular type of writing, choose an assignment. If you're having trouble finding information, check out these research resources.

Getting Started

Citing Sources

Avoiding Plagiarism

Raising Your Grade

Brushing Up on Grammar

ESL Resources

Getting Started

Create a Paper (interactive template)

The Writing Process

Organizing Information

How to Mind Map (graphic organizing technique)

Note-taking Strategies (PPT)

Cornell Note-taking Diagram (.doc)

Note-taking Resources

Citing Sources in APA Style

Hamilton College Style Guide (.doc)

APA Decision Tree (.doc)

Citation Machine (enter your information and get reference list entries and parenthentical citations)

APA Style Home Page

Social Sciences: Documenting Sources (Diana Hacker's site)

Model APA Paper (Shaw; PDF file)

APA Style Essentials (Vanguard)

Using American Psychological Association (APA) Format (Purdue OWL)

FAQs About APA Style (APAstyle.org)

APA Documentation tutorial (uw-madison)

APA compared to MLA (PPT)

Avoiding Plagiarism

How Not to Plagiarize

Plagiarism—And How to Avoid It

Plagiarism Resources from Indiana U

Understanding Plagiarism

What Is Plagiarism and Why Do People Do It?

Hamilton's Plagiarism Policy (PPT)

Raising Your Grade

Critical Thinking

Note-taking Strategies (PPT)

Note-taking Resources

Revising and Proofreading Strategies

Revision (PPT)

Don't Trust Your Grammar Checker

Brushing Up on Grammar

Exercise Central (text companion site)

Online Grammar Tutorial (gateway to Exercise Central)

Interactive Grammar Exercises

Ask the Grammar Guru at University of Kansas Writing Center

Charles Darling's “Guide to Grammar and Usage”

“Garbl’s Online Grammar Guides”

Elements of Style (Strunk and White's classic self-help text)

OWLs (online writing labs) on the Web

ESL Resources

ESL Reading

Dave's ESL Cafe

ESL Study Hall (reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, U.S. culture, and listening)

Advanced Composition for Non-Native Speakers of English

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab

Ruth's Help Pages: Language Help





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