October 11, 2008

Help with Learning Writing

Every week I get a list of great websites from the University of Wisconsin-Madison called The Scout Report (subscribe for free here). Since writing is one of those subjects we all worry about, here's a link and a description of a great website, complete with free tutorials and exercises:

Amherst College: Online Resources for Writers
https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/writingcenter/resourcesforwriters

As with many other colleges and universities, Amherst College is dedicated to helping their students become excellent writers. In order to accomplish this goal, they have created a fine set of online resources for use by their own students and members of the web-browsing public. This particular set includes a long list of resources created by staff members at Amherst and at
other institutions. These resources are divided into thematic headings such as "Preparing to Write", "Thesis and Argument", "Clarity and Grace", and "Using Sources". On the left hand side of the page, users can view the same list and also learn more about the writing center at Amherst and their work. Overall, it's a fine set of resources, and one that college students in
particular will find useful, especially as they approach a paper deadline. [KMG]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2008.
http://scout.wisc.edu/

3 comments:

Catherine said...

Jena, This looks great. My daughter is getting to the age where she will need this info. Thanks!!

Catherine

Unknown said...

We are a long ways from this but it's good to know that there are resources out there like this. I still could kick myself for never taking advantage of taking classes at Amherst when I went to UMass. We could have taken classes there or at Mt. Holyoke, Smith or Hampshire.

Anonymous said...

Great site! Isn't it so incredibly awesome that this stuff is available for anybody to access? I simply love the net sometimes!

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