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Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our terms and conditions of fair use. This page provides links to resources for non-Purdue college level instructors and students. For access to all OWL resources, click here. Please click on the links below to access resources for non-Purdue college level instructors and students: Process Starting the Writing Process - This resource contains tips for instructors and student on beginning writing.
Prewriting - This section explains the prewriting invention stage of the composing process. It includes processes, strategies, and questions to help you begin to write. Developing an Outline - This resource describes why outlines are useful, what types of outlines exist, suggestions for developing effective outlines, and how outlines can be used as an invention strategy for writing.
Paragraphs and Paragraphing - The purpose of this resource is to provide some basic instruction and advice regarding the creation of understandable and coherent paragraphs. Overview - This section provides answers to the following research-related questions: Where do I begin?
Where should I look for information? What types of sources are available? Searching Online - This section covers finding sources for your writing online.
It includes information about search engines, Boolean operators, web directories, and the invisible web. It also includes an extensive, annotated links section. Conducting Primary Research - This section includes information on what primary research is, how to get started, ethics involved with primary research and different types of research you can do.
It includes details about interviews, surveys, observations, and analysis. Evaluating Sources of Information - This section provides information on evaluating bibliographic citations, aspects of evaluation, reading evaluation, print vs. Internet sources, and evaluating internet sources.
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing - This resource will help you become more comfortable with the uses of and distinctions among quotations, paraphrases, and summaries. This handout compares and contrasts the three terms, gives some pointers, and includes a short excerpt that you can use to practice these skills.
Avoiding Plagiarism - This resource offers advice on how to avoid plagiarism in your work—there are few intellectual offenses more serious than plagiarism in academic and professional contexts. Rhetoric and Logic Creating a Thesis Statement - This resource provides tips for creating a thesis statement and examples of different types of thesis statements.
Establishing Arguments - This section discusses the thesis statement and explains argument in writing, which includes using research to support a thesis.
Logic in Argumentative Writing - This resource covers logic within writing— logical vocabulary, logical fallacies, and other types of logos-based reasoning. Rhetorical Situation - This presentation is designed for instructors to use with students to introduce a variety of factors that contribute to strong, well-organiz ed writing.
This presentation is suitable for the beginning of a composition course or the assignment of a writing project in any class. Different Kinds of Essay Genres Writing a Research Paper - This section provides detailed information about how to write research papers including discussing research papers as a genre, choosing topics, and finding sources.
Writing About Fiction - This resource covers major topics relating to writing about fiction. This covers prewriting, close reading, thesis development, drafting, and common pitfalls to avoid. Writing About Literature - This material provides examples and description about writing papers in literature.
It discusses research topics, how to begin to research, how to use information, and formatting. Writing About Poetry - This section covers the basics of how to write about poetry.
Including why it is done, what you should know, and what you can write about. Writing Definitions - This resource provides suggestions and examples for writing definitions. Style and Language Adding Emphasis in Writing - This handout provides information on visual and textual devices for adding emphasis to student writing including textual formatting, punctuation, sentence structure, and the arrangement of words.
Conciseness - This resource explains the concept of concise writing and provides examples of how to ensure clear prose.
A Lesson in Writing Concisely - This handout provides steps and exercises to eliminate wordiness at the sentence level. Sentence Variety - This resource presents methods for adding sentence variety and complexity to writing that may sound repetitive or boring.Writer's Block / Writer's Anxiety - This resource contains help for overcoming writer's block and a short series of exercises to help students begin writing.
Proofreading Your Writing - This section provides information on proofreading, Prioritizing Your Concerns for Effective Business Writing. Higher Order Concerns; Lower Order . Education and Certification Which is more important for editors, formal training or experience? Copyeditor Helen Schinske says both are valuable.
I think training did give me a leg up in a lot of ways. Proofreading Practice. Amber Strack. Materials: You Are the Editor sheet on overhead and one copy for each student, corrected copy of You are the Editor on overhead, Find the Errors letter on overhead and one copy for each student, a sample of each student’s writing.
Business Proofreading Website Editing Tips for Writing and Proofreading a Strong College Admissions Essay. do not overlook the importance of strong writing skills. Editing and proofreading your essay will help ensure that it is grammatically correct.
Superb academic writing is paramount to success in any undergraduate or graduate program. Here are 10 simple tips to improve your academic writing skills. Practice Exercises: Writing, Reading, Grammar Practice exercises to review what you have learned and identify any areas that need more focus.
Research Writing Exercises.