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The Jacobson Center has collected the following links to writing, teaching, and learning resources.

Writing

Strunk’s Elements of Style
www.bartleby.com/141/index.html

Research and Documentation Online
www.bedfordstmartins.com/hacker/resdoc/default.htm

Smith Library Citation Guides
http://libguides.smith.edu/citation


On Line Grammar Guide Links

Grammar and ESL Exercises – The OWL at Purdue
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/index.html
This link, part of the OWL (On-line Writing Lab) at Purdue University, provides an excellent selection of printable “handouts” with clear explanations of a wide variety of grammar points, as well as interactive exercises for immediate practice. Particularly recommended for ELL students.

Guide to Grammar and Writing – Professor Charles Darling, Capital Community-Technical College
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar
This is an exhaustive grammar and writing guide with concise explanations of rules. Click on the INDEX button to get the comprehensive list of topics (everything from subject/verb agreement to tense consistency to comma splices). Each grammar rule is presented clearly, including exceptions, followed by several interactive quizzes (with helpful hints along the way).

The English Language Center Study Zone
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/grammar.htm
This site provides a basic index of grammar points, presented in simpler language than that used in Charles Darling’s guide, which may be particularly helpful for ELL students. The simplified presentations of grammar rules are followed by interactive exercises. There are also especially helpful pages on conditionals – “Which Conditional Should I Use?”

Self-Study Grammar Quizzes
The Internet TESL Journal
http://a4esl.org/
This site only provides quizzes without preliminary explanations, but for the motivated student, it can be a useful resource.

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