The Hierarchy of Rhetorical Concerns - planning
Pre-writing Activities (Outlines)
Writing a First Draft
Writing a Thesis
Worksheet to Aid Revision
3 Step Revision
Organizing after drafting
Introductions and Conclusions
The Hierarchy of Rhetorical Concerns
Common Grammar Goofs
Top 15 Grammar Mistakes
Identify Those Pronouns
English Grammar 101
This site offers a free, interactive grammar course. The course will take you through the basics of English grammar, giving you a foundation for further learning. Writing and grammar skills are essential in any line of work, at any age, and for any reason. If you struggle with grammatical conventions, the time to build your foundation is now!
Free resource to all Earlham students. Select the title for information about registering.
An amusing site with interactive grammar exercises, as well as easy-to-access (though not the most comprehensive) lists of grammar rules.
Researching and Citing
APA Basics & In-text Citations
Chicago Style: Instructions and Example
MLA Basics & In-text Citations
Introducing and Explaining Quotes
The best resource is close to home! Take advantage of online books, magazines, and journals to assist with writing assignments. You can also renew books, reserve space, request a research appointment, and chat with a librarian!
Guide to Creative Writing
Guide to Writing Poetry
Writing an Executive Summary
Guide to Writing History Papers
Summary and Response
How to Write for Mathematics
Science Writing: Step by Step
Active & Passive Voice
Informative and Persuasive Speech Outline
Writing a Reflection for Psychology
Writing a Cover Letter
Example Cover Letter
Resume Dos & Don'ts
Resume Example 1
Resume Example 2
Resume Example 3
Center for Integrated Learning
Earlham's Center for Integrated Learning is an invaluable resource close to home. The CIL offers students the opportunity to make an appointment to meet one-on-one with a Career Adviser. The CIL also provides resources on resume and CV building, writing cover letters and personal statements, searching for internships and jobs, applying for fellowships/scholarships, and more. Select the title to view CIL's website or visit the office in The Heart of LBC.
General Writing Resources
The Purdue OWL
A must to bookmark for any writing resource list: it's comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand. This online writing lab covers the basics of English grammar and usage, with examples of common mistakes.
While not terribly user-friendly to scan through, this site actually has some great resources for students looking to answer a broad range of questions, including basic grammar, when to use "I," gender-sensitive language, and help for writing specific types of papers for specific departments.
George Mason University's Writing Center resource page is both extensive and friendly to use, and includes major-specific tips on writing.
Funny short films about grammar usage on YouTube.
Another comprehensive site that is easy-to-use and friendly-looking. Also includes citation and general writing tips, as well as another helpful list of links for English as Second Language writers.
More Handy Writers Tools
Yes, there's more to writing in the digital age than word processing. Check out these cool tools real writers use.
This zooming presentation editor makes PowerPoint look totally passe. It's fairly easy to learn to use and can help you convey complex ideas and information in a fresh, dynamic, visual way. Check out the example prezis and explore the possibilities.
Based on the wiki concept, SpringNote is a free, intuitive, fun note-taking tool. It even has an iPhone application, because your best ideas often come when you're farthest from your laptop or the library. Taking notes on readings, lectures, convos, and meetings has never been simpler.
The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus that helps you discover the connections between words in a visual way. It can be especially helpful to those learning English to literally see how closely connected various synonyms are perceived to be.