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ECC Student Guide to Free Online Writing Resources

Updated 8/6/19


MLA Format Video: In-Text Citations

 

MLA Format Video: Works Cited

 

APA Format Video

 

 

Get help with GRAMMAR:

 

Identifying Subjects and Verbs

 

Subject-Verb Exercise

 

Prepositional Phrase Exercise


Phrases

 

Sentence Fragments (frag)

 

More on Fragments (frag)

 

Run-on Sentences (RO, FS, CS)

 

Subject and Verb Agreement (SV agr)

 

Pronoun and Antecedent Agreement (PA agr)

 

Pronoun Case (pron, case)

 

Cases of Nouns and Pronouns (pron, case)

 

Pronoun Reference (ref)

 

Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers (mm, dm)

 

Dangling Modifier (dm)

 

Parallel Structure (// ism)

 

More on Parallel Structure (// ism)

 

Grammar for the hearing impaired (Gallaudet site)

 

Grammar for ESL students


 

Decode the rules of PUNCTUATION: 

Comma rules

Comma rules

 

Overview of comma, semicolon, colon, parenthesis, dash, quotation marks, italics

 

Apostrophe

 

Quotation Marks

 

Punctuation Marks


 

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

Prewriting

Prewriting

Prewriting

 

Writing an Outline


  

Find out various ways you can DEVELOP AN ESSAY:

Process Analysis

Process Analysis

Process Analysis

 

Narration

 

Argumentation/Persuasion

 

Exemplification

 

Comparison/Contrast


  

Master the COLLEGE ESSAY format:

5- Paragraph Model

5- Paragraph Model

 

Thesis Statement

 

Thesis Statement and Blueprint

 

The Paragraph

 

Paragraphs and Topic Sentences

 

Topic Sentence


 

Get ideas for writing INTRODUCTIONS AND CONCLUSIONS:

Developing an Introduction from the Top Down

 

How to Write Introductions

 

Sample Introduction

 

Strategies for Writing a Conclusion

 

Writing Introductions and Conclusions


  

Get tips for taking an ESSAY EXAM:

The Essay Exam

 

Writing Essay Exams


 

Learn how to EVALUATE WEB SOURCES:

Evaluating Website Content

 

Evaluation Criteria

 

Checklist for Evaluating Web Sites

 

Comprehensive Information on Evaluating Web Pages from UC Berkeley


  

Incorporate BORROWED MATERIAL effectively and honestly:

Avoiding Plagiarism

 

Quoting Effectively


 

See how to FORMAT THE RESEARCH PAPER correctly:

Format a Paper in MLA style

 

Format a Paper in APA style 


  

View SAMPLE RESEARCH PAPERS:

Sample paper in Chicago style

 

Sample paper in MLA style

 

Sample pages in CSE style

 

Sample paper in APA style


  

Get help with DOCUMENTING RESEARCH materials:

Bibliography Generator for MLA format

 

Bibliography Generator for MLA and APA formats

 

Citing Websites in APA, AMA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian/Harvard (Scroll Down for MLA, Chicago, Turabian/Harvard)

 

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


 

Find a QUOTATION by author, topic, or keyword:

Brainy Quote

 

Quotations Archive

 

Quoteland

 

The Quotations Page

 

Bartlett's Quotations


  

Look up a definition in an ONLINE DICTIONARY:

Dictionary.org

 

yourdictionary.com