For Students

Five Places to Go for More Information about Writing

1.  The Writing Center at SUNY College at Old Westbury

Visit the Writing Center for help brainstorming or organizing your ideas or for feedback on a draft.  The Writing Center is located in room L-300 on the 3rd floor of the Library in Campus Center.  Our phone is (516) 876-3093.  Our hours are Mondays and Tuesdays, 11am-9:30pm and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am-7pm.  Stop by anytime, or to make an appointment online click here

2.  The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University

The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University offers resources on a variety of writing topics, including grammar, APA, MLA, and other research formats, the writing process, and more.

3. The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and Thesaurus

 The online dictionary and thesaurus are essentials for any writer who is interested in editing for word choice and spelling.  Are you using the same words over and over again?  Use the thesaurus tab to look up other words to use.

 4.  A Collection of Guides for Writing in Specific Classes from George Mason University

Have a question about how to write in a specific discipline–such as Business, Psychology, Science, English, and others?  The guides on this site will walk you through the basics! 

5.  A Collection of Guides for Writing in a Range of Disciplines from Marquette University

Writing instruction in writing in a range of subjects from Biology to Theology and many in between!  Guides for each discipline include the types of writing to expect, the steps in the writing process, and links to information about discipline-specific formats.

Four Links about the WISDOM OF REVISION

1.  Revising Drafts from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

This handout will motivate you to revise your drafts and give you strategies to revise effectively.

2.  Twelve Steps to Giving Up Stress over Revising PapersDrew University Online Resource for Writers

A down-to-earth resource that walks you through essential steps to revising your paper.

3.  Revising an EssayUC Writing Centre, Toronto

Answers such questions as:  Why do I need to revise?  How can I become a critical reader of my paper?  What if I don’t have enough to say?  What are some suggestions for how I can re-phrase and revise my work?

4.  Steps for Revising Your Paper—Purdue Online Writing Lab

A step-by-step guide of how to read over your paper and make beneficial changes.

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