- The Online Writing Lab at Purdue
This page has a vast amount of resources for every imaginable writing task. Use the navigation menu on the right side to find the topic that best suits your needs.
This site describes different types of essays such as comparison, cause and effect, and literature. A great place to start.
This page links to three sections that provide concise information and tips. The “Sentences” section provides basic grammar tips while the “Paragraphs” and “Essays” sections offer simple step by step tips for writing essays.
- Mary-Jo Arn’s Guidelines for Writing Essays
Good basic tips for literary essays as well as a great page on how to quote poetry in your essays.
- How to Write an Essay
Good general advice. Section 7, “Extras”, has great tips on common mistakes to avoid in your writing.