ECC Student Guide to Free Online Writing Resources

Updated 2/18/10

 

 

Get help with GRAMMAR: 

 

 
 


 

 

Identifying Subjects and Verbs

http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/grammar/verbsub.html

Subject-Verb Exercise

http://aliscot.com/bigdog/sv_exercise.htm

Prepositional Phrase Exercise

http://aliscot.com/bigdog/prep_exercise.htm

Phrases

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


Sentence Fragments (frag)

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

 

More on Fragments (frag)

http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/punct/fragmentcauses.html

 

Run-on Sentences (RO, FS, CS)

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

 

Subject and Verb Agreement (SV agr)

http://www.grammarbook.com/grammar/subjectVerbAgree.asp

 

Pronoun and Antecedent Agreement (PA agr)

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

 

Pronoun Case (pron, case)

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_proncase.html

 

Cases of Nouns and Pronouns (pron, case)

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

 

Pronoun Reference (ref)

http://www.uottawa.ca/academic/arts/writcent/hypergrammar/pronref.html

 

Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers (mm, dm)

http://ace.acadiau.ca/english/grammar/mmodifier.htm

 

Dangling Modifier (dm)

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_dangmod.html

 

Parallel Structure (// ism)

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_parallel.html

 

More on Parallel Structure (// ism)

http://aliscot.com/bigdog/parallel.htm

 

Parallel Structure Practice Quiz (//ism)

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/cgi-shl/quiz.pl/parallelism_quiz.htm

 

Grammar for the hearing impaired (Gallaudet site)

http://aaweb.gallaudet.edu/CLAST/Tutorial_and_Instructional_Programs/English_Works/Grammar.html

 

Grammar for ESL students

http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/

 

Decode the rules of PUNCTUATION: 

 

 
 


 

 

Comma rules, with interactive exercises

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_comma.html

 

Overview of colon, semicolon, dash, quotation marks, italics, parentheses 

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_overvw.html

 

Apostrophe

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_apost.html

 

Quotation Marks

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_quote.html

 

Punctuation Marks

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0771337.html

 

 Overcome writer’s block and organize ideas with strategies for PREWRITING:

 
 

 

 

 

Prewriting

http://www.studygs.net/writing/prewriting.htm

 

Prewriting

http://www.esc.edu/ESConline/Across_ESC/WritersComplex.nsf/3CC42A422514347A8525671D0049F395/CE2B510E7D9975AE852569C3006ACCCC?OpenDocument

 

Prewriting

http://www.humboldt.edu/~tdd2/Prewriting.htm

 

Writing an Outline

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/brainstorm_outline.htm

 

 Find out various ways you can DEVELOP AN ESSAY:

 

 
 


 

 

Process Analysis

http://www.tcc.edu/students/resources/writcent/HANDOUTS/writing/process.htm

 

Process Analysis

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/process.htm

 

Process Analysis

http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/process.html

 

Narration

http://essayinfo.com/essays/narrative_essay.php

 

Argumentation/Persuasion

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_argpers.html

 

Exemplification

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/examples.htm

 

Comparison/Contrast

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/comparison.htm

 

 Master the COLLEGE ESSAY format:

 

 
 

 

 



5- Paragraph Model

http://essayinfo.com/essays/5-paragraph_essay.php

 

5- Paragraph Model

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

 

5- Paragraph Model

http://www.studygs.net/5paragraph_edit.htm

 

Thesis Statement

http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/thesis_statement.shtml

 

Thesis Statement and Blueprint

http://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/academic/blueprint.htm

 

The Paragraph

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_pgrph2.html

 

Paragraphs and Topic Sentences

http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/paragraphs.shtml

 

Topic Sentence

http://www.uottawa.ca/academic/arts/writcent/hypergrammar/partopic.html

 

 Get ideas for writing INTRODUCTIONS AND CONCLUSIONS:

 
 

 

 


Developing an Introduction from the Top Down

http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/intro.html

 

How to Write Introductions

http://www.taft.cc.ca.us/newTC/Academic/LiberalArts/OWL/INTRO.HTML

 

Strategies for Writing a Conclusion

http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/conclude.html

 

Writing Introductions and Conclusions

http://www.csuohio.edu/academic/writingcenter/introcnc.html

 Get tips for taking an ESSAY EXAM:

 
 

 

 

 


The Essay Exam

http://www.studygs.net/tsttak4.htm

 

Writing Essay Exams

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_essay.html

 Learn how to EVALUATE WEB SOURCES:

 
 

 

 


Evaluating Website Content

http://www.studygs.net/evaluate.htm

 

Evaluation Criteria

http://lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/evalcrit.html

 

Checklist for Evaluating Web Sites

http://gateway.lib.ohio-state.edu/tutor/les1/checklist.html

 

Comprehensive Information on Evaluating Web Pages from UC Berkeley

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Evaluate.html

 

Incorporate BORROWED MATERIAL effectively and honestly:

 
 

 

 


Avoiding Plagiarism

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/01/

 

Quoting Effectively

http://www.plagiarism.org/learning_center/how_to_cite_sources.html

 

See how to FORMAT THE RESEARCH PAPER correctly:

 
 

 

 


            Format a Paper in MLA style:

http://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/academic/mla_style.html

 

Format a Paper in APA style:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

 

Sample paper in APA style with instructions for formatting:

http://valencia.cc.fl.us/lrcwest/apapaper.html

 

Format a Paper according to Chicago Manual of Style:

http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/p04_c10_s3.html

 

Format a Paper in CSE manuscript style:

http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/p04_c11_s4.html

 

 View sample research papers:

 
 

 

 



Sample paper in Chicago style:

http://dianahacker.com/pdfs/Hacker-Bish-CMS.pdf

 

Sample paper in MLA style:

http://dianahacker.com/pdfs/Hacker-Daly-MLA.pdf

 

Sample pages in CSE style:

http://dianahacker.com/pdfs/Hacker-Mart-CSE.pdf

 

Sample paper in APA style:

http://dianahacker.com/pdfs/Hacker-Mira-APA.pdf

 

 Get help with DOCUMENTING RESEARCH materials:

 
 

 

 


Bibliography Generator for MLA format

http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/DocMLAWorksCited.html

 

Bibliography Generator for MLA and APA formats

http://easybib.com/

 

Citing Websites in APA, AMA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian/Harvard (see menu top right)

http://www.studygs.net/citation.htm

 

Research and Documentation Guide with Model Entries for MLA, APA, Chicago, CSE

http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/

 Find a QUOTATION by author, topic, or keyword:

 
 

 

 


Brainy Quote

http://www.brainyquote.com/

 

Quotations Archive

http://www.aphids.com/quotes/index.shtml

 

Quoteland

http://quoteland.com/

 

The Quotations Page

http://www.quotationspage.com/

 

Bartlett’s Quotations

http://www.bartleby.com/100/

 

Look up a definition in an ONLINE DICTIONARY:

 
 

 

 


Dictionary.org

http://dictionary.reference.com/

 

yourdictionary.com

http://www.yourdictionary.com/ahd/t/t0339000.html