Essential Writing Resources
The following is a list of writing resources, grammar and usage helps, and online reference materials.
The Colorado State University Writing Center offers guides in areas ranging from the basics of the writing process to how to get published.
Dartmouth's Composition Center gives general writing advice as well as discipline-specific suggestions.
The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides an extensive collection of handouts, presentations, and practice tests for writers
Paradigm Writing Assistant
This site offers an interactive guide and handbook for inexperienced to advanced writers.
Personal Statements for Graduate School
Our own PowerPoint presentation on how to think through, write, and revise a strong personal statement; developed by our former Pre-health Professions Advisor, James Holmes.
- Basic Composition.com
Guide to Grammar and Writing
This site, sponsored by the Capital Community College Foundation, offers numerous handouts, quizzes, etc.
Excellent grammar explanations and interactive exercises are available on this site.
Online Reference Texts
Merriam-Webster Online offers both an online dictionary and thesaurus.
This site allows writers to enter words for both a dictionary and thesaurus search.