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Helpful websites on writing and grammar
Common Errors in English
Extensive collection of words that are often misused or are confusing.
The Elements of Style
A classic book of simple advice on writing by William Strunk. Even though this is the 1918 edition, it's still good.
MLA Documentation Guide
How to handle quotes, paraphrases, and creating the Works Cited list. MLA is the most commonly used format for papers in literature and the humanities.
Nuts and Bolts of College Writing
Although designed to accompany a specific textbook, this site has lots of info anyone can use on all aspects of writing, including MLA documentation.
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
Nicely designed guide to writing various types of essays and documenting them.
Purdue On-line Writing Lab
The most extensive, oldest, and best-known virtual writing center on the Web. This site offers resources for writers, links to other on-line writing centers.
Quoting & Paraphrasing
When and how to use information from research sources. From the University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center.
Basics on spelling, punctuation, grammar, usage, etc. There's also a Writing Resources area with links to many other web resources.