College Writing Resources

Online Writing Labs and Centers


Purdue Online Writing Lab: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/1/

Colorado State Writing Resources: http://writing.colostate.edu/learn.cfm 

Southern Illinois University Writing Center: http://write.siu.edu/resources/handouts.php

University of Illinois: http://www.cws.illinois.edu/workshop/writers/tips/

University of Wisconsin Writing Center: http://writing.wisc.edu/


University of Toronto: http://advice.writing.utoronto.ca/


Free Writing and Editing Software




Tutoring and Online Tutorial Resources: 

Norton Write Site:  http://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/write/writesite/rhetorics_tutorial/rhetorics_tutorial.aspx

McGraw Hill/Elder Parts of Speech Exercise: http://highered.mheducation.com/sites/0073123587/student_view0/chapter6/parts_of_speech_exercise.html

A Guide to Writing for College by Veritas Prep:  http://www.veritasprep.com/a-guide-to-writing-for-college-by-veritas-prep/


Online Writing Resources by Topic: 

The Writing Process:

Overview

Introduction to Writing as a Process (UTEP)

Graphic

Brainstorming (UNC Writing Center)

Brainstorming (KU Writing Center)

Bazerman Introduction to College Writing

Drafting

What Writing Does and How It Does It


The Reading Process:
Analyzing Texts

Reading Critically

Critical Reading Towards Critical Writing

Reading Skills Handbook

"How To Read a Book" by Paul N. Edwards

Rhetorical Reading


Writing With and About Texts:  Quoting, Paraphrasing, Summarizing,Textual Citation and Analysis
http://www.lib.unc.edu/instruct/citations/?page=why

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/930/08/

http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/docs/icb.topic862425.files/They%20Say%20I%20Say.pdf

Introducing Quotes: Some Guidelines

Introducing Quotes: One Humorous Example

Introducing Quotes: One Academic Example

Introducing Quotes: They Say / I Say [Overview of They Say/ I Say]

Argumentative Writing Exercise/Template (Dave Stuart)


The Revision Process

Peer Editing

Guidelines for Peer Editing

Rhetorical Punctuation (and Punctuation in General):
http://www.wou.edu/~paraskc/languageresources/punctuation/rhetoricalpunctuation.htm


http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jlawler/punctuation.html

https://rws511.pbworks.com/w/file/fetch/68788896/lupton_miller_periodstyles.pdf.

http://www.arts.ucsb.edu/faculty/reese/Fall2010/3-type-essays.pdf

http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/goldsmith/works/stein.pdf

A Writer's Grammar:
http://www.sargent.nelson.com/bones.html

http://www.sargent.nelson.com/glossary.html

http://www.cws.illinois.edu/workshop/writers/

http://www.arts.uottawa.ca/writcent/hypergrammar/


ESL
http://college.cengage.com/english/raimes/keys_writers/3e/instructors/esl/tips.html

http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/exercisecentral/QuizHome.aspx?CourseID=29

Sentence Editing
http://www.powa.org/index.php/edit/six-problem-areas


Compact English Handbooks and Rhetorics




Introduction to College Research:  Issues, Approaches, Resources, Processes

http://acts.twu.ca/library/textbook.htm




What You Can Do With Writing:  Writing in the Disciplines

Writing About Literature
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/713/06/

http://writingcenter.unc.edu/resources/handouts-demos/writing-for-specific-fields/literature-fiction#section-2

http://rwc.hunter.cuny.edu/reading-writing/on-line/writing-about-literature.html

Writing About Math
http://www.thewritingcode.com/pages/transcripts/seife.htmlhttp://www.thewritingcode.com/pages/transcripts/seife.html

Various

Sample Essays From Across the Curriculum:
http://wps.ablongman.com/long_behrens_wrac_8/3/831/212977.cw/index.html

Writing Plans From Across the Disciplines
http://www.academic.umn.edu/provost/undergrad/cwb/plans.html

What You Can Do With Writing: Writing in Different Genres

Effective Argumentation

http://howardcc.libguides.com/content.php?pid=98077&sid=2887264

http://english.ttu.edu/Kairos/3.1/news/paradigm/argufrms.htm

http://www.powa.org/argumentative-essays

The Informed Writer (Chapter 5)
http://writing.colostate.edu/textbooks/informedwriter/chapter5.pdf

http://teaching.shu.ac.uk/ds/english/essayguide/central/mainframe.htm


"The" Research Paper:
http://www.stevendkrause.com/tprw/

http://www.esc.edu/online-writing-center/resources/research/

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/658/03/

http://library.citytech.cuny.edu/research/subjectGuides/wiki/index.php/Style_Guides_and_Research_Paper_Support#MLA_Style

Technical Writing

http://www.delicious.com/stacks/view/SQ5Alv


Some Sample Essays by Genre

Literacy Narrative: "Superman and Me"

Memoir: "Salvation" by Langston Hughes

Personal Essay: "Lost and Found" by Colson Whitehead

Position Paper

Researched Article:  "You Are What You Grow" by Michael Pollan

Researched Article:  "From Doo Wop to Hip Hop" by Mark Naison

Definition Article: "Own Your Own Words" by Stephen Johnson

Description Article: "Paradise Sold" by David Sedaris

Short Story: "Mother Catherine" by Zora Neale Hurston

Short Story: "Wish Fulfillment" by Mary Gaitskill

Multimedia Essay: "A Ride to Rockaway Beach with Rob Stephenson" (2013)

UMass Student Writing:
https://www.umass.edu/writingprogram/studentwriting.html#anthology

CTW 1

City Tech Writing Resources

City Tech Learning Center: http://websupport2.citytech.cuny.edu/learningcenters/englishprep.htm

City Tech Learning Center:  http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/students/learningcenter/

Reference Web Sites

Merriam Webster Dictionary
http://www.merriam-webster.com/

Oxford Dictionaries

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/

Visual Thesaurus

Prefix/Suffix

BYU Corpus of American English


Recommended Reading

Professor Rodgers' Short List of Books You Must Read

Professor Rodgers' Highly Subjective Recommended Reading List

Open Culture: 800 books

Gutenberg.org Best Books Ever Lists

ebooks@Adelaide

Wikipedia: Great Books of the Western World

Great Books of the Western World eBook Links

St. John's College Freshman Reading List

100 Best Novels (Modern Library)

100 Best Novels by Women (Radcliffe College/Modern Library)

American Literature

Library of America: Story of the Week

J. L. Borges' List

Leo Tolstoy's List

"The Great Books of 2066" by Mortimer Adler (Playboy, 1966)

Places Journal Reading Lists


Electronic Text Collections  

www.gutenberg.org

www.archive.org

http://www.hathitrust.org/

onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/

https://hrc.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/ [U Texas Harry Ransom Center Digital Collection] 

http://classics.mit.edu/index.html

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/hypertex.html

http://ufdc.ufl.edu/baldwin/all/thumbs [collection of historical children's literature]

books.google.com

www.poets.org

www.poetryfoundation.org

epc.buffalo.edu/ [SUNY Buffalo Electronic Poetry Collection]

http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/folktexts.html [U Pitt Folktexts Collection]

http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/writers.html [U Penn Women Writers]

http://publishing.cdlib.org/ucpressebooks/ [UC Press ebooks (1982-2004)]

https://www.luminosoa.org/ [UC Press Open Access Monographs (2015 - Present)]

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/ecco/ [U Michigan Eighteenth Century Books Online]

http://www.luminarium.org/renascence-editions/ren.htm [Works in English 1477 - 1799]

http://dp.la/ [Digital Public Library of America]

www.bartleby.com

http://oaks.nvg.org/ind-3.html [Folktales and Fairy Tales]

http://www.loc.gov/library/libarch-digital.html [Library of Congress Digital Collections]


Digital Library Resources

Introduction to Copyright:  http://www.archive.org/about/copyright_TH.php

Internet Archive:  http://www.archive.org/about/about.php


Sample Digital Writing Assignments

http://lessonplans.dwrl.utexas.edu/

Other Resources

http://www.delicious.com/stacks/view/SQ5Alv

Creative Non-Fiction

http://wille.org/blog/resources/writing/

http://barbaraminto.com/

http://www.docfoc.com/logic-in-writing-and-thinking


Free Online Courses

The Open University

Yale University

Harvard University

Stanford University


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.