How to Improve Your Writing: Guidelines and Resources
Sections of This Topic Include
Building Blocks of Composition
- Planning and Organizing
- Writing for Readability
- Formatting Your Writing
- Getting Starting With Writing
- Reviewing Your Writing
Types and Styles of Writing
Numerous Types of Correspondence
Style Guides, Including Citations
- American Psychological Association (APA) used in social sciences
- APA Tutorial
- American Medical Association
- Citation Style – Plagiarism.Org
- Unintentional Plagiarism
- Citing Sources
- Modern Language Association (MLA)
Common Grammar and English Mistakes
- Common Errors in English Usage
- 50 Common Grammar Mistakes in English
- 43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make
- 30 of the Most Common Grammatical Errors We All Need to Stop Making
- 15 Common Grammar Mistakes That Kill Your Writing Credibility
Assess Your Writing Skills
- Acronym and Jargon Finders
- E-Mail Address Books
- Internet Searches
- Language Translators
- Manual of Styles (APA, Chicago, etc.)
- Phone Books
- Reference “Desks” (sites with multiple types of reference information)
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