Writing Centre and Academic Communications

Online Writing Resources

General Writing Resources & Style Guides

  • Claremont University - Writing English Papers. Also useful for other disciplines. Contains information and examples about writing Close Readings, Presentations, Research Papers, and Book Reviews.
  • Doyle Online Writing Lab - This site includes links for writing all kinds of papers, including Anthropology, English, History, Religion, and general Humanities topics.
  • Online Writing Lab (OWL) - The website of Purdue University's Writing Lab. Contains information on their writing centre as well as many writing resources, including general concerns, grammar, spelling, structure, and documentation styles.
  • Paradigm Online Writing Assistant - Guide to writing, composition, rhetoric, editing, and style.
  • Social Science Writing Guide - This site goes through the steps of writing a research paper, including examples and common mistakes (University of Ottawa).
  • Writing a Research Paper - This site goes through each step of writing a research paper, including choosing a topic, explanations of different type of research papers, and other useful information.
  • Free APA Style Tutorials
  • Expanded help in citing social media in APA Style (Twitter, Facebook, and even Google+)
  • An excellent list of logical fallacies - An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments (Ali Almossawi) 
  • Why never to use wikipedia as a reliable source of information - Revenge, ego and the corruption of Wikipedia (Salon.com)
  • 70 Useful Sentences for Academic Writing (ThinkELT.com)
  • Words to Eliminate from Your Vocabulary (BusinessInsider)

Arts Writing Resources

  • Doyle Online Writing Lab: This site includes links for writing all kinds of papers, including Anthropology, English, History, Religion, and general Humanities topics.
  • Claremont University: The title calls it an English page, but it contains useful information and examples about writing up Close Readings, Presentations, Research Papers, and Book Reviews.
  • Social Science Writing Guide: This site goes through the steps of writing a research paper, including examples and common mistakes.
  • The Chicago Manual of Style Online - Submit a Question to the Style Q&A

Business Writing Resources


Science and Engineering Resources


Personal Statements


Documentation Information

Using the Ideas and Words of Others in Your Writing - Includes explanations and suggestions for how to include your research in your writing, including quotations, paraphrases, and summaries.


Dictionaries & Reference Resources


Grammar Resources


Spelling Tutors

  • Spelling Test - 100 most commonly misspelled words.
  • Spelling it Right - Learn to Spell Confidently - a website for those adults who find spelling difficult and want to learn to spell correctly.
  • Spelling - A Key to Good Communication - developed by Melinda Steckler, Dickinson Adult Learning Centre in N. Dakota.


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