Links

Part 1 – Web Links

Writing Summaries
http://college.hmco.com/english/vandermey/college_writer/2e/resources/write_summary.html

Beginning the Writing Process
http://www.powa.org/discover/index.html

Forming Your Thesis Statement
http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/Thesis.html

Opening Your Draft
http://www.nutsandboltsguide.com/beginning.html

Developing the Middle
http://www.nutsandboltsguide.com/middle.htm

Ending Your Draft
http://www.nutsandboltsguide.com/ending.html

Revising Your Voice and Style
http://www.nutsandboltsguide.com/plainstyle.htm

Revising Collaboratively
http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/PeerReviews.html

Using the Writing Center
http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~riceowl/

Avoiding Imprecise, Misleading, and Biased Words
http://www.bartleby.com/62/

Also, for help with specific word-choice challenges like wordiness, take this quiz.
http://college.hmco.com/cgi-bin/SaCGI.cgi/ace1app.cgi?FNC=AcePresent__Apresent_html___eng_elibrary49

Proofreading Your Writing
http://www.lynchburg.edu/writcntr/guide/drafting/proofing.htm

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Bullet image Step-by-Step Writing Assignments
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Several mini-assignments will walk you through the writing process

Bullet image Visual Activities
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Reinforce your critical viewing skills with visual activities.

Bullet image Game
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This game is a fun way to help you learn how to revise an essay into a unified and coherently organized whole.

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These pop-up annotations demonstrate how essays can be read critically.

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