We invite you to also visit electronic online writing labs (OWLs) such as:

Please feel free to check out these websites to learn more about grammar and writing. Many of the websites include practice activities.

Grammar Websites:

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/
This is a comprehensive website with tips for sentence, paragraph and essay level development, followed by activities to practice what you learn.

http://chompchomp.com/
Watch PowerPoint presentations and YouTube videos about grammar. This website also includes practice activities.

Prewriting:

http://writing.ku.edu/prewriting-strategies
This website provides an overview of several prewriting techniques including clustering, looping and questioning strategies.

Thesis:

http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/thesis_statement.shtml
This handout provides comparisons and contrasts between strong and weak thesis statements.

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/545/01/
Purdue’s OWL is renowned, so feel free to explore its other resources. This particular page provides examples of thesis statements.

Paragraph Development:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/606/01/ (paragraph)
This page from Purdue’s OWL explains the elements of an effective paragraph.

http://www.hamilton.edu/documents/writing-center/Paragraphs.PDF (paragraph)
This handout provides an example of an effective paragraph, including a topic sentence, supporting evidence and a concluding observation.

MLA:

http://www.westvalley.edu/library/research-guides/mla.pdf
The West Valley College Library’s handout about MLA guidelines features the works cited formats for the most used sources.

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
Format your essay according to MLA guidelines with the Purdue OWL’s explanation.

Writing Practice Activities:

http://www.englishmaven.org/Pages/Paragraph%20Correction.htm
You choose the best way to correct the errors in different passages.

Typing Practice:

http://www.freetypinggame.net/
Practice your typing skills with these fun, free typing games.