McGraw-Hill is dedicated to helping students develop their writing abilities. Below we've collected a wide variety of resources that will assist students in all aspects of their composition work. There is information on grammar, links to online dictionaries and thesauri, information on Online Writing Labs, as well as a wealth of material on conducting Internet research. Also, writing instructors will find supplements and other materials that will be of great use to them in the clasroom. Take a moment to explore!
Also, check out our brand new offerings in the fields of Composition and Development.
Need a little inspiration? Follow one of our LitLinks, and take a look at a classic work of literature.
COMPREHENSIVE WRITING SITES
Resources for Writing and Writing Instructors
A page with hugh variety of links on all aspects of language and writing, maintained by Jack Lynch of Rutgers University.
Writers' Center: Home Page
Resources and workshops from nonprofit writers' organization based in Bethesda, Maryland.
GENERAL LANGUAGE SITES
Includes a wealth of material, all related to the English language. The site features writing guides, quizzes, definitions of grammatical terms, Word of the Day, and even word games, plus much more.
Contains scores of links to all manner of word-related web sites, from a cliche finder to a rhyming dictionary.
Grammar and Style Notes
By Jack Lynch, University of Pennsylvania.
Guide to Grammar and Writing
Includes grammar guidelines, computer-graded quizzes, questions & answers, and more (from Capital Community-Technical College, Hartford, CT).
On-Line English Grammar
By Anthony Hughes, from Edunet International.
Common Errors in English
A site detailing some of the most frequent mistakes made in English grammar.
ONLINE DICTIONARIES AND THESAURI
The Oxford English Dictionary
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
ONLINE WRITING LABS (OWLs)
Many OWLs include online handouts, access to tutoring services, links to other writing resources such as dictionaries and a thesaurus, resources for Internet research, electronic discussion areas, and links to other OWLs and Writing Centers. If online tutoring is offered, remember that the priority for these services -- online as well as offline -- will be for registered students at that college or university. Here's a selected list with brief descriptions emphasizing these OWLs' main features.
Purdue University Online Writing Lab
One of the first OWLs, has extensive online handout collection.
Rensselaer Writing Center
Online handouts and writing help (from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).
The Online Writery
Online conversations, e-mail help, resources and links (from the University of Missouri).
Online handbook called "Writer's Web."
UIUC Writers' Workshop
Includes online grammar and writing process handbooks, writing guides, and resources for teachers (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).
UW-Madison Writing Center
Online instructional handouts (from the University of Wisconsin-Madison).
MLA Style Manual
The homepage of the authoritative source for all issues related to citation, footnotes and bibliographies.
Creates a properly-formatted, printable bibliography authmatically.
WRITING AND THE INTERNET
Using the Internet (brief guide)
A brief guide from McGraw-Hill on the basics of using the internet.
The McGraw-Hill Guide to Electronic Research
An extensive guide to conducting research on the World Wide Web. Includes everything from the definitions of basic terms to tips for using search engines to the proper format for citation of electronic sources.
Links to Internet Research Resources
A valuable list of links for anyone using the Web to do research. There are links to numerous search engines, metasearch engines, on-line directories, and general references sites such as Britannica Online and the Internet Movie Database.
Plagiarism and the Internet (brief guide)
A useful reference on the issues plagiarism and documentation related to the internet.
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