This page contains links to a number of resources helpful to writers. Email Drew M. Loewe if you find additional resources that might be linked to this page.
St. Edward's University Writing Center Handouts (in PDF)
- Advice About Commas
- Revising with a "Reverse Outline"
- Plagiarism: How to Avoid it
- Paraphrasing vs. Quoting
- What are "Scholarly Sources"?
- Overcoming "Writer's Block"
- Effective Email Strategies
University of Texas Undergraduate Writing Center Handouts
These handouts cover a variety of pertinent topics and are useful for all wriiters, not just undergraduates.
English as a Second Language Resources
TESL Journal's Self-study Quizzes for ESL students. Try this one first. There are self-correcting exercises on many topics.
Writing Needs of International Students by Lissa Petersen of the Claremont Graduate University Writing Center.
Cengage Learning's Supplement to Keys for Writers. Good overview of transfer errors.
Purdue OWL's ESL Resources, including advice on combining sentences and other strategies.
Impact! Online, a series of articles for intermediate and advanced students of English
Learning English on the Web, a service provided by Rongchang Li at the University of Illinois
American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, a key to "idiomatic words and phrases, slang terms, figures of speech, common proverbs and metaphors"
Oxford Collocation Dictionary, showing which words and phrases often "go together" in idiomatic English
Non-Native Speakers in the English Classroom, from Grammar Alive! A Guide for Teachers
Help with Citation Formats
Grammar and Style Resources
- Eliminate Redundant Phrases
- Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) Handouts
- UT’s Undergraduate Writing Center Handouts
- The Write Place (from St. Cloud University)
- Thomas and Turner's "Classic Style" (a robust, useful general style)
Writing Spaces (Writing Advice from Teachers to Students; free downloads)
- "So You've Got a Writing Assignment. Now What?" by Corrine Hinton
- "The Inspired Writer v. The Real Writer" by Sarah Allen
- "Why Visit Your Campus Writing Center?" by Ben Raforth
- "Annoying Ways People Use Sources" by Kyle Stedman
- "Walk, Talk, Cook, Eat: a Guide to Using Sources" by Cynthia Haller
- "How to Read Like a Writer" by Mike Bunn
- Complete Database of Writing Spaces essays
Online Writing Centers
Many online writing centers provide handouts and valuable information. Here are some links to a few of them.
- Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) This site contains a wealth of information for students, instructors and tutors, including over 130 handouts on the details of grammar, punctuation, and style.
- University of Texas Undergraduate Writing Center
- Colorado State University Writing Center
- Reed College's Online Writing Lab