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General Writing Guides

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Writer's Web
University of Richmond

A public access handbook that provides answers to questions on punctuation, such as apostrophes, contractions, etc., and sentence structure and mechanism, such as agreement between nouns and pronouns, subjects and verbs, using articles, etc.

Grammar Bytes: An Interactive Grammar Review

Provides exercises, detailed explanations of grammar terms, and grammar rules, such as fixing comma splices, using irregular verbs, etc.

Purdue University OWL
Get everything you need from the most thorough list of online style handouts and materials from Purdue's OWL. This includes General Writing Concerns, English as a Second Language, Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, Research/Documenting Sources, Professional Writing, etc. Purdue also provides a limited email editing and suggestion service.

Chicago/Turabian resources for students

Chicago Manual of Style

Guidelines for writing and formatting papers using Turabian style (Chicago style for undergraduate writers). 

University of North Carolina Writing Center 

University of Maine Writing Center Online
The University of Maine has a great list of foreign language dictionaries and English as a second language resources.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Online Writing Center
UW gives help in getting started, drafting, revising, and proofreading, in literary analyses, lab reports, and more, in avoiding common mistakes, in writing more clearly and persuasively, and in avoiding plagiarism.


The International Writing Center Association has an updated list of online writing labs and writing centers, organized by state and by academic institution.