Writing Help

Serious Writing Help

Here are a few links to some excellent grammar and writing websites to help you identify, understand, and fix many common writing problems.

Documents about various writing issues: Dawson College — Handouts.

Pages about various writing issues: Writing Handouts – University College.

General writing resources: The Purdue OWL: General Writing.

Capitalisation (cap.): Purdue OWL: Capital Letters.

Possession (poss.): Possessives – University College.

Subject-verb agreement (s-v agr.): Purdue OWL: Subject/Verb Agreement.

Punctuation (p.): Punctuation – University College.

Comma splices (c.s.): Fixing Comma Splices – University College.

Sentence fragments (frag.): Purdue OWL: Sentence Fragments.

Quotations: Using Quotations – University College.

Transitional terms (trans.): Purdue OWL: Transitions and Transitional Devices.

ParallelismPurdue OWL: Parallel Structure.

MLA essay formatPurdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide

QuotationsPurdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide

MLA CitationsPurdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide

Introductions and Conclusions: Introductions and Conclusions – University College.

Fun Writing Help

If you would like to be entertained while you hone your writing skills, these sites are for you. Please be warned that some content may be offensive to some students.

Eats, Shoots & Leaves comma game.

Comma story – Terisa Folaron | TED-Ed.

10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling – The Oatmeal.

How To Use An Apostrophe – The Oatmeal.

How to use a semicolon – The Oatmeal.

What it means when you say “literally” – The Oatmeal.

When to use i.e. in a sentence – The Oatmeal.

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: List: Seven Bar Jokes Involving Grammar and Punctuation.