Nobody writes perfectly the first time around. Good, polished writing takes time,
and often this means working on several drafts by revising, editing, and proofreading. This
site has been constructed to help you work on your writing and proofreading skills
at your own pace, outside of classroom time.
Under Writing Handouts and Exercises you can find links to to explanations and exercises. Each page will give you simplified rules that you can apply to your own writing. If you find yourself still struggling after looking at the explanation and doing the exercises, make sure to talk to your instructor.
Writing Resources also includes a variety of informational sites related to research and documentation.
I just got my paper back, and the instructor tells me that my grammar is weak. I'm not sure where to start or how to get help for some of the comments he made on my paper.
Many instructors appreciate it when a student comes into their office during office hours to get clarification about such questions. Of course, we can usually help you decipher some of the comments your instructor has made on your paper too.
Frequently, there is a pattern that emerges within a student's writing, and any problems are best handled with a little one-to-one instruction which is available at the Writing Center. You might also want to review some of the links below for a quick tutorial and practice.
Grammar and Usage Help
Articles (with exercise)
Subject-Verb Agreement (with exercise)
The Writing Process Includes:
Thesis and Topic Sentences
Just when I thought I had mastered college-level writing, I find myself in a new class with some new challenges. How Do I ____?
Being a good student is important to me,but I'm finding that writing in "Standard Written English" is more challenging than I thought. I write like I talk, and it isn't working for these academic papers.
English as a Second Language/ Non-Native Speakers