writing guides


The City University of New York offers helpful interactive exercises that can help improve your writing ability. The website concentrates on the stages of the writing process, including generating ideas, organization, drafting, revising, and editing. http://writesite.cuny.edu/projects/


Go to the Writing Center at George Mason University for extensive and interactive tutorials on  writing preparation, the writing process, essay writing, and writing according to your major. 



Dartmouth College offers a number of online lectures which address writing a college level academic paper.  While the website is not tremendously interactive, it offers some great advice for students who are struggling to make the transition from high school writing to college level writing.  http://www.dartmouth.edu/~writing/materials/student/toc.shtml


Go to Writing Tutorial Servises at Indiana University to download helpful writing pamphlets which address the issues of writing thesis statements, organizing paragraphs, and proof reading your own papers.  http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets.shtml


Colorado State University offers short understandable guides for the writing process.  Here, you can learn how to prepare, draft, organize, and revise a paper. http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/


Go to the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin for an online writer's handbook which takes you through all stages of the writing process.  This website is especially helpful in teaching you how to develop an argument through your thesis statement and research. http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/process.html


The following books are wonderful resources to choose from if you would like to have the above information in a more traditional format: