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Grammar and Style

GRAMMAR

Book of English Usage
A practical guide to contemporary English.

Business Writer’s Free Library
Writing letters or memos in the world of business is an acquired skill, and those beginning to learn about this process will appreciate this site.

Dartmouth Writing Program
A number of fine online resources that will help them develop their college-level writing skills.

The Blue Book
Based on the book by the same name, Jane Straus's online resource includes basic grammar and reference drills.

Lynch's Guide
Helpful explanation of the rules, taken from Guide to Grammar and Style by Jack Lynch.

Sentence Diagrams
Learn about one way of learning English grammar: sentence diagramming.

The Writer's Center - UW-Madison
Contains material on how best to cite references and avoiding common grammar and punctuation
mistakes.

Things for ESL/EFL Teachers - iteslj.org
Projects, Web-based Textbooks, Lessons, Internet TESL Journal

Writer's Handbook
The information on this site is provided by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center staff. Members include professional writing instructors and advanced doctoral students in English literature and composition studies.

STYLE GUIDES

APA Style

A valuable and professional tutorial from the folks at the American Psychological Association.

 

OWL APA Formatting and Style Guide

A comprehensive guide to using APA from Purdue Online Writing Lab.

APA Style
Information provided by the University of Wisconsin-Madison writing center and taken from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

WITC's APA Style Guide 

Chicago Style
Information provided by the University of Wisconsin-Madison writing center and taken from the 14th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style and the 5th edition of Turabian's Manual for Writers.

MLA Style
Information provided by the University of Wisconsin-Madison writing center and taken from the 5th edition of MLA Handbook of Writers of Research Papers.

Online Citation Styles
Information and examples on how to cite online sources.

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