Useful Links

Useful Links to Enhance Quality of Writing

English Grammar For You is a valuable website full of multifaceted opportunities to help learn English. This website provides information pertaining to writing, vocabulary, tests, study tips, Daily English, and pronunciation.

Guide To Grammar and Writing has a user-friendly interface on different clickable topics. This website will walk you through the stages of the writing process, which include: writing at the word and sentence level, paragraph level, essay, and research paper level. Other topics that this website covers are: ask grammar, quizzes and search devices, peripherals and PowerPoint, grammarpoll guestbook, and awards.

Writers’ Handbook is a free (Creative Commons by-nc-sa 3.0 license) online guidebook for writing in a multitude of genres, including guidance on planning, drafting, researching, and revising. Bookmark this for access to a textbook-level writing resource!


Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus are useful in finding definitions, synonyms, and related words.

Dictionary.com contains horizontal tabs for a dictionary and a thesaurus.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

The OWL has information for general writing, research and citation, teacher and tutor resources, subject-specific writing, job search writing, and ESL.

The OWL also has extensive guides on research and citation styles which can be especially helpful to students. This website provides citation examples for APA, MLA, the Chicago Manual of Style, and AMA. Each citation style also has example papers and formatting tips.

Links for Grammar

Online English Grammar Resources provides online handouts for all parts of grammar. Very easy to use and thorough with definitions and applications of each grammatical term.

Links for the Process of Writing

St. Cloud State University and Literacy Education Online (LEO)

Having trouble starting, writing, or finishing a paper? LEO will help streamline the writing process! They provide many examples and helpful tips on how to approach writing papers and tips on how to write effective papers. LEO can help with writing thesis statementsconclusions, time management, and much more!