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OWLs on the Web - (Online Writing Labs)


These link primarily to the "handouts" pages of the more comprehensive OWLs (Online Writing Labs) on the Web. A selection of these handouts have been organized by topic and directly linked in the Links for Writing section of this manual. Before going to these large sites, you might try looking through the OWL Handouts by Topic—jump to Links for Writing.

The University of Victoria's Hypertext Writer's Guide (University of Victoria)
http://web.uvic.ca/wguide/
Over a hundred short (two paragraphs to one page) articles on very detailed aspects of the writing process, from brainstorming a topic to using commas. Large table of contents organizes the articles by subject.
 
BYU Tips for Writers (Brigham Young University)
http://english.byu.edu/writingcenter/handouts/TheWritingProcess/writingprocess.htm
Several dozen handouts organized into categories: Writing Process, Elements of Writing, Punctuation, Grammar, Research, Vocabulary, Literary Analysis, Pre-Professional Information.
 
Instructional Handouts (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/index.html
Series of handouts in covering Stages of the Writing Process, Common Types of Writing Assignments, Grammar and Punctuation, Improving Your Writing Style, and Citing References in Your Paper.
 
Literacy Education Online (St. Cloud State University)
http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/catalogue.html
Handouts on many topics including organization, grammar, style, and types of writing.
 
Nesbitt-Johnston Writing Center (Hamilton College)
http://www.hamilton.edu/writing/writing-resources/writing-center-handouts
Over 20 handouts organized into General Advice, Using Source, Getting it Right, Writing for a Specific Discipline.
 
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
http://www.powa.org/
An independent site with articles on all stages of the writing process, from coming up with an idea to editing the final draft. Articles include useful practice exercises.
 
The Rensselaer Writing Center Handouts (Rensselear Polytechnic Institute)
http://www.rpi.edu/dept/llc/writecenter/web/handouts.html
About 15 handouts listed in a table of contents format.
 
Temple University Writing Center
http://www.temple.edu/writingctr/handouts/
Eighteen handouts on grammar, expression, and editing.
 
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock OWL
http://www.ualr.edu/~owl/resources.htm
Sixteen handouts on grammar and writing as well as specific guidelines for citing sources MLA and APA styles.
 
Writer's Web (University of Richmond)
http://writing2.richmond.edu/writing/wweb.html
Many handouts organized by steps in the writing process.
 

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