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Writing styles, grammar conventions, and academic research writing can be confusing.
Don’t panic! We’ve compiled an extensive list of style guides, writing samples, grammar
help sheets, and research guides for your convenience. Review the links and information
below; feel free to print and share as needed.
- Basiccomposition.com offers an exhaustive list of grammar rules and exercises. The comprehensive nature
of the website is difficult to rival. Chances are that this website provides the answer
to any composition or grammar question you have.
- View UW-Madison’s checklist of 12 common grammatical errors.
- The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue’s grammar guide divides categories that include parts of speech, punctuation,
- View University of Illinois’ complete online grammar handbook.
- The University of Ottawa uses a highly interactive grammar tutorial built to function at the student's pace.
It is extremely user friendly and comprehensive.
- The Guide to Grammar and Writing is a highly interactive and helpful grammar guide, including quizzes and informative
descriptions of grammar rules and errors.
- The OWL provides help with developing an outline, writing different types of essays, researching
topics, and more.
- UW-Madison is another good place to go for tips on planning an essay, creating an argument,
revising drafts, and incorporating resources.
- Use Wayland’s own Learning Resources site to find the library catalogue and resources for online books and articles.
- Do you suffer from testing or writing anxiety? Don't feel bad; everybody does from
time to time. Follow this link for helpful tips to work through your anxiety: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/567/01/
OWL APA guide, sixth edition
For more information on sixth edition guidelines for APA, go to APA's website.
Full website guides
UW-Madison has several user friendly descriptions and examples of various styles.
George Mason offers descriptions and examples of documentation styles.
- The City University of New York offers helpful interactive exercises that can improve your writing ability. The website
concentrates on the stages of the writing process, including generating ideas, organizing,
drafting, revising, and editing.
- Go to the Writing Center at George Mason University for extensive and interactive tutorials on writing preparation, the writing process,
essay writing, and writing according to your major.
- Dartmouth College offers a number of online lectures which address writing a college level academic
- Indiana University has helpful writing pamphlets which address the issues of writing thesis statements,
organizing paragraphs, and proofreading your own papers.
- Colorado State University offers short understandable guides for the writing process. Here, you can learn how
to prepare, draft, organize, and revise a paper.
- University of Wisconsin's online writer's handbook takes you through all stages of the writing process. This
website is especially helpful in teaching you how to develop an argument through your
thesis statement and research.
Below are links to good samples of papers written for the different schools at Wayland.
Examples coming soon.
School of Behavior and Social Sciences Undergraduate Paper
School of Business Sample Undergraduate Paper
School of Education and Exercise Sports Science Sample Undergraduate Paper
School of Education and Exercise Sports Science Sample Graduate Paper
School of Fine Arts Sample Undergraduate Theatre-Film PaperSchool of Math & Science
Sample Undergraduate Paper
School of Music Sample Undergraduate Paper
School of Religion Sample Undergraduate Paper
School of Languages and Literature Sample Undergraduate Paper
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