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National Writing Centers Association
This site features links to a wealth of writing and grammar resources on the Web.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Writing Center Handouts
An excellent series covering a variety of topics. Many will find "Basic Prose Style and Mechanics" and "Writing with Gender-Fair Language" especially useful.

Purdue University Online Writing Lab
The Resources for Writers section offers over 130 instructional hadouts, many with exercises. Topics range from specific points of grammar ("Pronoun Case") to general surveys of writing technique ("Strategies for Improving Sentence Clarity").

Garbl's Writing Resources Online
An extensive annotated list of Web sites devoted to writing and grammar, organized into such categories as The Writing Process, Grammar Guides, Plain Language, and Wordplay. Maintained by Gary B. Larson, a senior communications officer at the King County (Washington) Department of Transportation.

Elements of Style
An online version of William Strunk Jr.'s classic. First published in 1918, its emphasis on helping students express themselves in clear, straightforward language keeps it fresh and inspiring.

Grammar Hotline Directory
Need a quick answer to a grammar question? This site from Tidewater Community College provides a state-by-state listing of grammar hotlines, including phone numbers and E-mail addresses.

An On-Line English Grammar
Communications consultant Anthony Hughes gives grammar rules in very condensed form followed by examples. Especially useful for the examples, which unlike many others sound like things people would actually say. (A few of the examples do betray the site's British origins, e.g. "I'd rather live in a house than in a flat.")

Common Errors in English
Paul Brians, Professor of English at Washington State University, provides brief discussions of many common errors, with an emphasis on frequently misused or confused words such as flout and flaunt.

A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices
This site by Robert Harris, Professor of English at Southern California College, gives clear explanations and effective examples of over 60 rhetorical figures. A good source of ideas (to be used in moderation) for advanced composition students.

Karla's Guide to Citation Style Guides
Students may find that compiling a list of references in the proper format is one of the most difficult parts of a research paper or report. This thorough, annotated list of sources, by Karla Tonella of the University of Iowa School of Journalism, should help.

MidLink
This award-winning online magazine, for writers 8-18, also features writers from around the world. The site includes a Teacher Resource room, offering advice on using the magazine in the classroom.

 



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