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COMPOSITION RESOURCES

  1. Discovering Writing -- Online lesson in the basics of composition. Modules include "Discovering What to Write", Freewriting, Observing and Recording Details, Journalists' Questions, Dramatism, Tagmemics. Flowcharts, step-by-step charts, activities and a tablet for "freewriting" are included!
  2. Writers' Guides -- Collection of over 130 handouts from the University of Purdue on composition and grammar! Topics include: Writing (Planning/Writing/Revising/Genres), Sentence Construction, Punctuation, Parts Of Speech, Professional Writing, Writing in the Job Search, Spelling.
  3. Princeton Writing Handouts -- From Princeton University, a series of handouts covering the following topics in Writing: Getting Started, Finding a Topic, Developing a Central Idea or "Thesis", Developing an Argument, Revision, Writing Anxiety, Plagiarism, Abstracts, Outlines, When to Cite Sources, Documenting Sources, Using Quotations, Strategies for Multilingual Students, Commas: Some Common Problems, Colons and Semicolons, Logic and Reasoning, On Using the Passive Voice, Parallelism, Writing Essay Exams.
  4. The Lit Cafe -- This ThinkQuest site presents an a la carte menu of items to help your writing skills, and improve your ability to interpret fiction! A must see!
  5. CollaboWrite -- From the fabulous folks at ThinkQuest Junior, this student-produced site includes writing tips and resources, plus forums for posting your own stories and compositions!

    HUNTER COLLEGE/CUNY GUIDES
  6. Overview of the Writing Process
  7. Invention: Five Qualities of Good
  8. Knowing Your Audience
  9. Invention Techniques
  10. Developing a Thesis Statement
  11. Writing the Critique
  12. Writing the Summary
  13. Critical Reading
  14. How to Prepare for an Essay Exam
  15. Vocabulary Used in Essay Examinations
  16. Writing a Book Report or Reaction Paper

    WRITING PROCESS - Writing for Different Audiences and Purposes
  17. Writer's Guide - Academic Writing -- This handbook provides online guide across several writing genres. Topics include: Writing about Literature, Reading Poetry, Play Reviews, Research Papers, Writing Annotated Bibliographies, Writing Reviews, Reading for a Review, Critical Reviews, Writing a Review of Literature, Science Writing, Scientific Reports, Sample Lab Report, Proposal Writing, Dissertation Writing.
  18. Writing Across the Curriculum -- From Purdue University, an online project that helps students select the proper form and style of writing for their particular topic area.
  19. Writing Informal Essays -- Online lesson on when and how to write informal essays. Includes modules on Occasions for Informal Essays, Writing a Story, Assembling a Montage, Following a Metaphor, Creative Ramblings, Openings and Closings. Includes helpful flowcharts and a tablet for freewriting.
  20. Argumentative Essays -- Online lesson on when and how to write argumentative essays. Includes modules on Occasions for Argumentative Essays, Arguing in Context, Stating your Proposition, Anticipating Opposition, Expanding your Argument, Argumentative Appeals, Form and Tradition. Includes step-by-step charts.
  21. Writing an Essay -- A ThinkQuest module on essays!
  22. Advice on Academic Writing -- From the site: "These files answer the kinds of questions that students ask about their written assignments. Most were created by writing instructors at the University of Toronto."
  23. Learn2 Write a Speech -- A great introduction to speechwriting, from the fabulous folks at Learn2.com!
  24. Providence Journal - Newspaper Writing Tip Index
  25. Writing Newspaper Articles
  26. Writing the Summary Lead
  27. Creating Eye-Catching Headlines
  28. Newspaper Writing Styles
  29. Peer Review -- From the University of Wisconsin, a guide for writing a critique of someone else's work.
  30. Revision Checklist -- Hunter College's handy checklist ... compare your essay to this checklist before you turn it in!
  31. Peer Review - Serving as a Reader -- Hunter College guide to the roles and responsibilities of a reader in the revision process.
  32. Citing Sources -- From Princeton University, a guide on how to properly cite outside sources.
  33. Documenting Sources -- From Princeton University, a guide on proper documentation of outside sources.