University Learning Center

Useful Links for Writers

There are many useful web sites that can help you with writing for college.
Here 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:

Research Guides, Randall Library
  • Includes research guides, course guides, and online tutorials
My Research Strategy, Randall Library
  • Very useful research strategy worksheet plus e-mail reminder
The Writing Center, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Useful handouts, writing guides and links
The Writing Center, Agnes Scott College
  • Useful, easy to print handouts
The OWL and Writing Lab at Purdue
  • Useful links and e-mail response to writing questions
University of Wisconsin Writer's Handbook
  • Several useful links: from the writing process to citations
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
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
Lesley University Library Research Guide - MLA Format
  • Many useful MLA resources, including a handout on writing an annotated bibliography.

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
University of Bristol, Improve Your Writing
  • Writing guides and grammar exercises