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Literature - Writing

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Writing - Literature 

 

Bartleby Usage

http://www.bartleby.com/usage

Electronic reference sources for English grammar and usage that include Elements of Style (Strunk) and The King's English.

 

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

http://www.grammarbook.com 

Basic rules of grammar and punctuation. Includes examples of correct and incorrect usage, practice exercises, and a test for each section.

 

Citations

https://guides.gccaz.edu/citingsources/home

Citing sources courtesy of Glendale Community College Libraries. Chicago, APA, and MLA formats.

 

Dartmouth Writing Program 

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~writing/materials/about.shtml 

Resource for students and teachers of writing. General information on the writing process, style, and grammar, plus writing theses, writing for a professional audience, and graduate school applications. Other topics are pedagogy and methods of teaching.

 

The Elements of Style

http://www.bartleby.com/141 

An electronic version of the classic 1918 text by William Strunk, Jr. This text includes the most essential rules of English usage and the basic principles of composition with examples to guide the perplexed writer.

 

Guide to Grammar and Writing

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar 

This guide to the essentials for writing sentences, paragraphs, and essays includes capitalization, punctuation, spelling rules, principles of composition, and practically anything else you might need to know to write clearly.

 

Homework Helper: Writing Skills

http://www.infoplease.com/homework/writingskills1.html 

A guide to writing better essays, research papers, biographies, and book reports.

 

How-To Guides - Simmons College

https://simmons.libguides.com/ResearchGuides/howtoguides

From APA citations and other citation notations to other guides that help you find statistics and demographics, and more.

 

Lulu.com

http://www.lulu.com

"Lulu.com lets you publish and sell print-on-demand books and e-books, online music and images, custom calendars and books."

 

National Endowment of the Arts: Grants

http://arts.gov/artistic-fields/literature

Information about funding opportunities in literature.

 

The Next Big Writer

http://www.thenextbigwriter.com

"TheNextBigWriter is a dynamic, supportive private community where writers post their work to receive feedback from other writers and readers. In addition, writers can share ideas and network with one another, start building a fan-base of readers, and receive recognition and rewards - including cash prizes and publishing contracts...Members on the site run the spectrum from beginners to published writers and come from all parts of the world."

 

Online English Grammar

http://www.edufind.com/english/grammar/toc.cfm 

Use this site for guidance in the proper use of the parts of speech. Searchable by table of contents, key word, or subject index. Includes helpful examples of each grammar point.

 

Online Writing Lab

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/exercises

Practice exercises for grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure and style, and ESL.

 

Poets and Writers

http://www.pw.org

Resources for creative writers include advice, contests, grants, literary links, magazines, university writing programs, workshops, etc.

 

Purdue OWL: Avoiding Plagiarism

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/03

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center

http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook 

Toolkit for the writing process, covering grammar, punctuation, citing, and improving writing skills. Also examines different writing tasks (letters, application essays, literary analysis, dissertations, etc.). A good resource for students beginning to write papers.

 

Virtual Salt--A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices

http://www.virtualsalt.com/rhetoric.htm

"This book contains definitions and examples of more than sixty traditional rhetorical devices, (including rhetorical tropes and rhetorical figures) all of which can still be useful today to improve the effectiveness, clarity, and enjoyment of your writing."

 

The Writer Magazine

http://www.writermag.com

Forums, writing resources, and market listings.

 

The Writer's Chronicle

https://www.awpwriter.org/magazine_media

Literary links, career advice, contest information, and more.

 

Writer's Digest

http://www.writersdigest.com/GeneralMenu

Writing tips, articles, links, and publishing advice.

 

Writing Argumentative Essays

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/685/05 

A brief online course "which aims to teach students how to write short argumentative essays of approximately 1000 words." Additional resources can be found at: http://owl.english.purdue.edu.

 

Writing Center Handouts

http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/

A variety of information about how to write a paper as well as writing process demos.

 

 

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