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Resources for Improving Writing Skills:


Writing & Grammar Online Assistance:


A Guide to Grammar & Writing: Outstanding materials! These resources were developed by Professor Charles Darling of Capital Community College, Hartford, Connecticut, and may be used freely by students and faculty with Dr. Darling's permission. 


Practice tests and quizzes in grammar, essay writing, usage, etc.


Grammar & Writing Handouts for Students & Teachers: These excellent resources are offered to the general online community by OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University and Purdue University.


The Grammar Handbook: Grammar Handbook at the Writers' Workshop, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This Handbook explains and illustrates the basic grammatical rules concerning parts of speech, phrases, clauses, sentences and sentence elements, and common problems of usage.


Paradigm Online Writing Assistant: A very good online tutorial to guide students through the writing process from coming up with an idea at the beginning right through to documenting the sources at the end.


Common Errors in English: If you tend to confuse its and it's, their and there, fewer and less and the like, then this is the place to go. A very useful and fun site by Paul Brians.


Language and Style:

Elements of Style, by W. Strunk  

Online Writing Evaluation:


Writery Cafe

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