Links and Resources

We have included a list of links and resources that you may find helpful. If you are aware of others, please let us know!

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Writing and Grammar

Professional Training Company’s Good Grammar, Good Style Archive

“Do you have a question about style, grammar, or mechanics? Find the answer in the Good Grammar, Good Style Archive — more than 100 pages of useful articles and frequently asked questions!”

Dr. Charles Darling’s Guide to Grammar and Writing

This online resource is complete with quizzes and mini-courses on grammar and writing mechanics. Guide to Grammar and Writing

Guide to Grammar and Style

This helpful site is published by Jack Lynch, a professor at Rutgers University.   Guide to Grammar and Style

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Grambo

John Russial, associate professor of journalism, School of Journalism and Communications, University of Oregon, has created this “test of the Emergency Grammar System,” an “amusing but helpful test of your knowledge.”   Grambo

HyperGrammar, University of Ottawa

HyperGrammar allows users to create and follow their own lines of thought. On its first appearance on any page, every grammatical term is linked to its definition. A user reading about nouns might jump to the simple subject, and from there to subordinate clauses — users are not required or even encouraged to use this material in order.”   HyperGrammar

Myths and Superstitions of Writing

Created by Gary B. Larson at Garbl’s Writing Center in Seattle, Washington. See if what you think is right really is! Myths and Superstitions of Writing

11 Rules of Writing

Eleven “rules” disputed by respected writing authorities through the ages — from splitting infintives to beginning sentences with and or but to ending sentences with prepositions.   11 Rules of Writing

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Heather Findlay, MA, Royal Roads University
Google

The “world’s best search engine.”   www.google.com

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

Best of all, it’s free!   www.m-w.com

Wikipedia

Helpful online encyclopedia.   www.wikipedia.org

Roget’s Thesaurus

This experimental program, maintained by Mark Olsen at the University of Chicago, allows for searching Roget’s Thesaurus. Roget’s Thesaurus

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