Writing Links

Writing Links

Explore these sites for tips, ideas, and inspiration in writing your papers.

■  Rhetoric and Composition: a site focusing on classical rhetoric (ethos, pathos, logos, etc.) with links to various writing centers where you can find advice on writing papers, conducting research, and the writing process.
■  See the useful discussion of analysis and critique at Rensselaer’s Writing Center.

CollegeWriting.info: A great (and free!) online writing handbook–very useful if you’ve mislaid your own handbook somewhere.

A free composition manual, the Rhetoric and Composition wiki has plenty of good information on writing.

MLA Resources

■  MLA2005.rtf.  Right click and save to download a copy of this nice handout to your computer or left click to open the file in a new browser window to print while you are online.  The file is in rich text format (RTF) and can be read by any computer using any word processor, including Macs.

■  If you are having trouble figuring out a format for a particular reference, try this well indexed MLA site at Capital Community College or Purdue University’s famous and extensive OWL writing lab (good on annotated bibliography information as well).

Here is a useful MLA style handout on quoting and using a works cited page.

Documenting Sources. Diane Hacker.   A Research and Reference Guide (MLA). Perspectives in American Literature. Appendix I.

MLA Style Citations. University of California, Berkeley.  MLA Style Sheet. Truckee Meadows Community College.

MLA Works Cited Documentation. Studyguide.org.

Quoting; building the Works Cited page; cross-referencing:

Quotations. U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Using Quotations. Presbyterian College.

Assembling a List of Works Cited in Your Paper. Duke University Libraries.  Create Your Works Cited. workscited4you.com.

Cross-Referencing: Using MLA Format. Purdue OWL. PowerPoint; MLA Documentation. Wilson College. PowerPoint.

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