If death and taxes are the certainties of life, having to write essays is one for college life. And sometimes, we need a little help or advice. Here are three websites that can help you hone your writing skills:
Purdue Online Writing Lab
This website contains some of the most comprehensive writing guides on the web. The tips on conducting research and the proper in-text citation guides for MLA, Chicago, and APA writing styles are particularly helpful for any college student. Speaking of which…
Son of Citation Machine
Proper bibliographies can be a pain to write. Fortunately, you can just plug in the necessary information into the Son of Citation Machine, and it will give you the proper citation for any source, printed or otherwise. It covers APA, Chicago, MLA, and Turabian styles.
Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips
As the title implies, Grammar Girl offers a slew of quick grammar and syntax tips that are often overlooked. Sentence fragments, you’re versus your, the proper way to use dashes – they are all covered here.
All these sites are beneficial, but the number one place to go for writing help is our very own Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing:
Whether you are writing essays or research papers, good luck!