Shelton State Community College
Languages and Communication Division
Online Writing Resources for Composition and Survey Courses
Reviewing Basic Concepts of Grammar and Mechanics
Writers' Workshop Grammar Handbook. This page provides explanations of basic grammar.
Guide to Grammar and Writing. This is another page that provides explanations of basic grammatical concepts.
Selecting a General Topic (Note: Please ask your instructor first if the topic that you select from the sites listed below is acceptable.)
Term Paper Topics. This page offers current topics and links to sites dedicated to supplying information about the issues.
Hot Paper Topics. This page also offers current topics and links to sites.
Reviewing the Basics of Academic Writing
The Elements of Style. Writer's handbook.
Online Writing Resources from Southern Illinois University. This web site provides insight on topics ranging from research, invention, and revision.
Purdue Online Writing Laboratory. This web site is dedicated to providing writing resources, including writing process, grammar and editing handouts.
Advice on Academic Writing. This site offers advice on academic essay writing.
Documenting Sources. This page provides a sample paper using MLA format. The sample paper is PDF formatted, so you will need a PDF reader such as Adobe to open the document.
The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing. Another page dedicated to MLA format.
Plagiarism.This page offers the definition of plagiarism and shows examples of unacceptable and acceptable forms of paraphrasing.
Plagiarism. Created by Purdue University Online Writing Lab, this web page offers tips to avoid plagiarism and to decide what is considered common knowledge.
The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing. This page gives an example of the damage that plagiarism can do to your academic as well as professional career, now and later.
Viewing Samples of the Different Modes of Writing
Types of Essays and Samples. This site provides samples of writing using the different modes of writing.
In addition to the sites above, there is also an online companion web site for your textbook. The web site is designed to provide numerous exercises and information to assist you with your writing.
ENG 093: Odyssey: From Paragraph to Essay
ENG 101/102: Successful College Writing
ENG 251: The American Tradition in Literature, Volume 1
ENG 252: The American Tradition in Literature, Volume 2
ENG 261/262: Norton Online Archive, Norton Topics Online
Maintained by Shurrun Varner, English Instructor, Shelton State Community College. Updated November 16, 2005