University Learning Center

Useful Links for Writers

There are many useful web sites that can help you with writing for college.
Below are a few we recommend you explore.

NOTE: While the following links are provided here in the belief that the information they lead to will be of use to you as a UNCW student, they connect to external web sites not sponsored or maintained by the University Learning Center or UNCW. No guarantee, express or implied, is made concerning the reliability of or access to information at such sites, nor regarding privacy of your information as you visit these sites.

General Writing Help

The Writing Center, UNC Chapel Hill

Useful handouts, writing guides and links

Excelsior College Online Writing Lab

Useful, easy writing guides

The OWL and Writing Lab at Purdue

Useful links and e-mail response to writing questions

LEO: St. Cloud State University

Detailed guides and handouts

Help with Documentation & Citation

APA Style Online

Useful updates to APA style, especially for electronic media

Chicago Manual of Style Online

Quick guide to Chicago Style

What's New in the 17th Edition

ASA Style and Format

A helpful guide to the American Sociological Association style and format

CSE Quick Citation Guide, Penn State University

Examples of citations in three CSE styles

IEEE Style

Style Guide for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

ACM Style

Association for Computing Machinery Word Style Guide

Help with Writing Mechanics

Grammar Girl

Fun, useful tips (listen or read)

Grammar Bytes!

Includes Exercises, Handouts, & Tips

Guide to Grammar and Writing

Useful lessons for all writers