Links to Writing Sites

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For fuller information about writing processes, types, and concepts, you may want to access the following sites, which are all very useful resources for college writers:

Excelsior Online Writing Lab– Excelsior College’s OWL contains sample essays, videos, and many resources to aid academic writers.

Writing Commons – Writing Commons is an open access site devoted to helping college students with all aspects of writing: academic, creative, and professional.

Purdue OWL – Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab contains many comprehensive handouts on writing processes, citing sources, grammar, and more.

ESC Writing Resources – SUNY Empire State College’s online writing lab covers all aspects of academic writing processes, such as prewriting processes, essay writing, punctuation, and more.

Writing@CSU The Writing Studio – Colorado State University’s very comprehensive site contains information, exercises, links to free online textbooks on writing, and more.  You will have to create an account to use all of the material, but the account is free.

Genres of Writing – Duke University’s Thompson Writing Program’s page on Genres of Writing links to useful handouts on just about any type of academic writing (e.g., annotated bibliography, film review, lab report, relating multiple texts, and more), in addition to linking to handouts related to essay writing.

The Word on College Reading and Writing – an open educational resource (OER) textbook that covers skills related to reading and understanding college-level texts and writing about texts, in addition to including information about college writing processes.

About Writing: A Guide – an open educational resource (OER) textbook that includes sections on grammar and English as a Second Language challenges, in addition to information about college writing processes.