English Composition & Writing

Citation Style Guides

Writing Assistance

  • Don J’s Bestbook Poetry Guide – Tips on how to appreciate, write, and publish poetry.
  • The Online English Grammar – Digital Education Network: alphabetized index of the parts of grammar, examples included.
  • Purdue Online Writing Center – College-level online writing center with tutorials and worksheets as well as rules and examples.
  • Paradigm Online Writing Assistant – An interactive, online writer’s guide and handbook written in HTML. A downloadable version is available. Users are able to organize, revise, and edit their writing and can find tips on writing informal and argumentative essays, as well as theses.
  • Scribe’s Collection of Free Hints and Tips! – Scribe Consulting offers access to a collection of free hints and tips for writers. The collection includes suggestions concerning punctuation, writing, page layout and design, computer hardware and software, HTML, and Web design.
  • Top 20 Composition – Collection of Web sites about composition. The categories of the collection include grammar and writing style, spelling and punctuation, essay writing, the writing of research reports, and creative writing.
  • The Writer’s Complex – Online resource intended to provide assistance with English composition. Developed by Cathy Copley, Larry Greenberg, Elaine Handley, Susan Oaks, and other contributors, “The Writer’s Complex” is a service of the State University of New York (SUNY) Empire State College in Saratoga Springs, New York.
  • Writing @ CSU – Online writing center at Colorado State University.  Hundreds of pages on writing and research topics available.

Research Assistance