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Useful Links

English as a Second Language (ESL) Resources

The Purdue On-Line Writing Lab (OWL) offers a range of explanations and worksheets on ESL issues:

Dave's ESL Cafe offers advice and links for ESL students:

Gallaudet has posted a list of common ESL errors:

Two on-line dictionaries can be useful when you're working with ESL students:


Avoiding Plagiarism

Pitt's Literature Program has published a great new page on plagiarism.

The University of Wisconsin/La Crosse has created a webpage of excellent resources on avoiding plagiarism (including examples of acceptable and unacceptable borrowing from texts):

Editing Documents

Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides explanations and exercises for punctuation and other issues:

Citation Resources

Hillman Library offers a set of links on various citation styles (including MLA, APA, Chicago, and others):

Improving Style

David McMurrey has written a concise explanation of how to improve style by avoiding nominalizations and passive voice and so on. While he wrote the page with technical writing students in mind, his advice is helpful for many writers.

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