Academic Support Center, McCutchan Hall


Interactive Style and Grammar Websites


Website: The Learning Center's Online Writing Lab

  • Subject -verb agreement
  • Pronoun-antecedent agreement
  • Clauses

Website: Towson University Online Writing Support


  • Punctuation (apostrophes, commas, semicolons, quotation marks)
  • Sentence structure (avoiding fragments, avoiding comma splices, active-passive voice)
  • Usage (irregular verbs, subject-verb agreement, pronouns, verb tense, modifiers)
  • Parallelism
  • Commonly confused words
  • Parts of Speech
  • Phrases (Prepositional phrase, gerunds, infinitives)
  • Clauses (dependent, adverbial, adjectival, nominal)
  • ESL (irregular verbs, tenses, prepositions, idioms)
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Plagiarism information
  • Capitalization
  • Abbreviations

Website: The Internet TESL Journal: Activities for ESL Students

  • Articles
  • Conjunctions
  • Prepositions
  • Sentence structure
  • Tag questions
  • Verbs
  • Word choice
  • Pronouns
  • Subject-verb agreement

Website: English Page

  • Free online English lessons and ESL / EFL resources

Website: Purdue Online Writing Lab

  • Interactive Website: grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, sentence style, paraphrasing and writing numbers

Website: UW-Madison Writer's Handbook

  • Grammar and Punctuation: dashes, commas, semicolons, coordinating conjunctions, conjunctive adverbs, and subject-verb agreement
  • Information on Common Writing Assignments: literary papers, proposals, research papers, reviews, and scientific reports)
  • Citations: MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, quoting and paraphrasing sources, and numbering references
  • Stages of Writing: reading material to review, creating a thesis statement, and proofreading

Website: Stanford University "The Top Twenty: A Quick Guide to Troubleshooting your Writing"

  • Word choice
  • Commas
  • Vague pronoun reference
  • Spelling (homonyms)
  • Quotations
  • Capitalization
  • Sentence fragments

Website: UNC at Chapel Hill Writing Center

  • Citations
  • Writing the paper: flow, paragraph development, transitions, and thesis.
  • Style
  • Tips on Writing for Specific Fields: business, research, science, etc.

Website: Grammar Now!

After clicking the link, click on "Grammar & Writing Resources" on the top tab

  • ML and APA Citations
  • Grammar: guide to grammar and writing, English grammar rules, modern English grammar and prepositions
  • Writing: Eleven rules to writing, Top 50 proofreading tips and writing a research paper

Website: The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

  • Confusing words
  • Punctuation rules

Website: St. Norbert College Writing Center

  • Writing Process Handout: thesis, introduction, topic sentences, transitions, quotes and conclusion

Website: Chomp, Chomp, Grammar Bytes!

  • Grammar: commas, lie vs. lay, irregular verbs, fragments, comma splices, etc.



Website: Purdue Online Writing Lab: MLA Formatting and Style Guide

  • Proper MLA citations: works cited page, in text citation, endnotes and footnotes, sample papers with proper citations and formatting

Website: Purdue Online Writing Lab: APA Formatting and Style Guide

  • Proper APA citations: works cited page, in text citation, endnotes and footnotes, sample papers with proper citations and formatting

Website: Assignment Sourcebook for Writing Teachers

  • Plagiarism exercises: identifying when something was plagiarized vs. paraphrased

Website: Easy Bib

  • Free bibliography maker for MLA, APA & Chicago style citations

Website: Online Writing Lab: American Sociological Association (ASA)

  • Proper ASA citations: in-text, paraphrasing, summarizing, quoting and reference page

Website: Research and Documentation Online: Council of Science Editors (CSE)

  • Proper CSE citations: in-text, reference list and manuscript format



Website: Oxford English Dictionary

  • Online Dictionary

Website: Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus Online

  • Online Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Medical and Spanish-English


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