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Writing Resources

This site provides you with many links to information to help you better understand the course material, and is intended to be an introduction to web research. However, you must use your judgement to determine which sites are most reliable for your purposes.

Memorial University's Writing Centre Online
The Writing Centre is a free, drop-in facility for all Memorial University students, undergraduate or graduate, who want help with their writing. It also offers distance students an online tutorial option.

Writers' Online Resources
From the Writing Centre Website: Links to dictionary, thesaurus, translator and encyclopedia services online.

A Canadian Writer's Pocket Guide
This website accompanies the Nelson handbook offered for English 1080, and provides resources for grammar review and other elements of the writing process.

Getting an A on an English Paper
This is a site put together by Jack Lynch of Rutgers University, Newark. Here you will find an excellent guide to writing essays, including essential elements and tips for perfecting your paper. Many other useful links can be found on his main page.

Guide to Grammar and Style
Also from Jack Lynch's site - a thorough explanation of common standards and stylistic tips. But remember, these are only suggestions, and many people's views vary regarding certain rules (for example, using first person or beginning a sentence with "but"!). So when in doubt, ask your professor for his or her preferred method.

University of Victoria Writer's Guide
A thorough guide to structuring the essay, unifying paragraphs, writing clear sentences, and choosing the right words.

Using Modern Language Association (MLA) Format
An online guide at the Purdue University Online Writing Lab.

MLA Style Electronic Formats
By Dr. Mary Ellen Guffey.