Online Writing Resources

Documentation

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APA Documentation Style
This in-text citation style is generally used in the social sciences, and is applied towards clear, direct, and succinct writing. This site gives in-depth information about APA citation rules and techniques and is easy to navigate.

MLA Documentation Style
This documentation system, developed by the Modern Language Association, is appropriate for most papers written in the humanities and fine arts. The website given as a source for further assistance towards understanding MLA citations comes from Purdue University's Writing Center website that has proven effective and easy-to-use for all writers.

Purdue OWL
This site (also used for the MLA Documentation Style) contains Purdue University's writing tools and advice. It functions as a useful tool and guide when writing.

Chicago Manual Documentation Style
This method of citing sources is used in both the humanities and sciences. This link provides a "quick guide" through the use of CMS and how to begin citing commonly used sources, such as books, journals, and websites.

Should I Use "I"?
A primer on when and when not to use first-person pronouns and personal experience in academic writing, courtesy of the Writing Center at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Bartleby
A search engine for neat quotes.

Merriam Webster's Online Dictionary
Online dictionary and thesaurus.

Working with English as a Second Language (ESL) Students

Tips for instructors and writing consultants on working with ESL students
An overview of strategies for working effectively with ESL students, from the Writing Center at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


"Think of a word as a pendulum instead of a fixed entity. A word can sweep by your ear and by its very sound suggest hidden meanings."
— Rita Mae Brown