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This style guide has information on language usage, common issues in composition, and other issues writers face.
This is essentially a users guide to the English language. Topics are organized alphabetically.
This site provides a glossary of rhetorical terms as well as larger rhetorical concepts such as ethos, logos, and pathos.
This website provides short tutorials on basic writing skills, grammar, and rhetoric.
This article gives practical tips on business writing as well as case studies its importance.
This website is a forum for creative writers where they can share their work, read the work of others, and participate in Q&As with published authors.
From their site, "The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience."
Poetry related terms, types of poetry, and a history of poetry are just a few of the resources this site provides.
This site provides fiction writers with a collection of links on topics like genre, business, and research.
Collocations are words that are frequently found next to each other or in combination. Pearson has analyzed data and put together the most common collocations found in academia.
This dictionary includes information on idioms, medical and legal terminology, as well as foreign language dictionaries.
Dissertation & Thesis Help
Engineering and Science
Purdue has a variety of resources for writing in the discipline of Engineering, along with handbooks for formatting, etc.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has put together a downloadable comprehensive guide of what to include in your scientific reports.
Penn State has put together guidelines for writing and speaking in the field of Engineering, for both reports and correspondence. Additionally, there are writing exercises and video tutorials.
English for Multi Lingual Writers
This list is a collection of the most common words used in academic English. This site also includes vocabulary lessons to strengthen your knowledge.
This Purdue OWL site has grammar and mechanics information, writing exercises, and avoiding plagiarism and academic honesty guides.
Divided into multiple levels, this site has video based lessons on a variety of topics.
Formatting & Style Guides
ABA - American Bar Association
AIAA - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
APA - American Psychological Association
AMA - American Medical Association
APSA - American Political Science Association
ASA - American Sociological Association
ASM - American Society for Microbiology
CMS - Chicago Manual of Style
IEEE - Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers
- IEEE Editorial Style Manual
- IEEE Style Standards (2014)
- IEEE How to Cite References
- IEEE Conference Templates
- IEEE Article Templates
- HKUST Video - "How to cite in IEEE style"
MLA - Modern Language Association
TRB - Transportation Research Board
Genre, Compositon & Grammar
These short videos cover a range of topics, from grammar to different genres. You can also learn about the history of the English language.
Here you can find links to grammar exercises, terms, and videos.
Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, shares tips on how to avoid common grammar errors in English.
This website covers all aspects of English grammar and includes exercises to help you strengthen your skills.
This area of Purdue's OWL focuses on different aspects of grammar and includes plenty of examples and exercises.
Paraphrasing & Avoiding Plagiarism
On this site you'll find simple strategies to paraphrase, summarize, or synthesize your sources.
This site has resources for instructors and students. You can learn about how to avoid plagiarism, how to recognize it, and the consequences of it.
SUNY has put together a writing guide that navigates the different stages of research writing and helpful techniques on how to approach the task.
Below are a list of workshops presented by Xan Goodman of the UNLV Library. (Adobe Connect Required)
This presentation on technical writing includes how to plan and revise your paper, as well as what to avoid in technical writing.