University Writing Services: Resources for SLU Writers
General Online Resources:
Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)
This is the largest, free online resource for writers. OWL has a very good search engine and you can usually find help on specific topics. The site offers direct tips for a great range of writing goals: the writing process, academic writing, grammar, organization, sttucture and English as a second language.
Colorado State University's Learn to Write
General and subject-specific writing help. Offers detailed advice and interactive features, including a writing portfolio tool. You must register for certain interactive features; registration is free and open to everyone.
Writing the Academic Paper
Published by the Institute for Writing & Rhetoric at Dartmouth University, this website is meant to provide accessible tips for getting started.
How to Create a Timeline for Your Writing Assignments
Provided by the University of Minnesota, the "Assignment Calculator" helps to manage writing projects. Enter the due date and type of assignment and the "Assignment Calculator" will break down your work into twelve steps to help you stay on track.
The Oxford Learner's Dictionary
This resource is one of the most popular, and useful, websites for looking at word usage. It has sample phrases and sentences to help writers check usage.
Elements of Style
By William Strunk, this venerable (and controversial) book has been around for generations. The section on omitting needless words is a good guide for sentence level editing. This online version does not contain the prefatory piece by E.B. White.
Programs and Services
Saint Louis University Paul C. Reinart, S.J. Center for Teaching Excellence
A list of the many on-campus services that help SLU faculty and graduate assistants improve their teaching.
Teaching with Writing
University of Minnesota Center for Writing
A plethora of advice from faculty members and the Center for Writing on many aspects of teaching writing, including a section on working with non-native speakers.
University of Hawaii Manoa Writing Program
Suggestions about every aspect of teaching writing, with lesson plan ideas and examples from various subject areas.
Valuing Written Accents
George Mason University Writing Center
International students share their experiences learning to write in American universities.
Quick advice from us to you about...
THE WRITING PROCESS
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- High School Vs. College Writing
- Tips for Productive Peer Review
- Peer Review Guide
- Writing Process Inventory
- Tackling Big Writing Projects
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