Improving Your Writing

Regardless of whether one is a college student or a college professor, everyone can and should strive to improve his or her writing. The following links represent good starting points for doing so.

Pitzer College Writing Center

The homepage for Pitzer’s writing center. The website lists the center’s location, hours, and contact info. There’s also a link to Pitzer’s own composition handbook.

Purdue Online Writing Lab

An excellent website from Purdue University that contains many links. Various writing topics are addressed, including process, rhetoric and logic, different kinds of essay genres, style and language, and citation.

Guide to grammar and writing

A fairly extensive online guide to writing.

Plagiarism Defined

A great website from Indiana University on what plagiarism is and how to avoid it (with examples).

Handbook on writing argumentative and interpretive essays

This website, created by Ian Johnston of Malaspina University-College in British Columbia, is a thorough treatise on these two forms of essay writing.

Bibliography – How to

This guide from the Univ. of Wisconsin – Madison takes you step-by-step through various styles of annotated bibliographies.