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!
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.
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.
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
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
PROCESS - Writing for Different Audiences and Purposes
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."