Get Help Now: Online Writing Resources | University of Portland

Get Help Now: Online Writing Resources

Image of a writing appointmentUse the following resources before you come to your appointment in the Writing Center. Developing the habit of using resources will help you to become a more independent writer during and beyond your university career.

Writing Process

Mechanics and Grammar

  • The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) mechanics page provides resources for improving your writing at the sentence level.
  • For grammar help, you'll find help on the Purdue OWL grammar page.
  • To learn more about punctuation, check the Purdue OWL punctuation page.
  • Wordsmyth: No need to be a poet to check out this great reference about words and how to use them.
  • Grammarly: A cloud-based writing assistant that reviews spelling, grammar, punctuation, clarity, engagement, and delivery mistakes.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Citations and Bibliography

ESL and ELL Resources

  • Purdue OWL ESL Resources: Helpful hints and handouts from Purdue's nationally recognized online Writing Center.
  • Dave's ESL Cafe: User-friendly resource for Non-Native Speakers or English as a Second Language Learners.

Writing in the Disciplines

For information on writing in a variety of disciplines, see Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL). This resource offers the latest APA, MLA, and Chicago style guides, as well as handouts on various aspects of writing and research across the disciplines.

Also, check out Labwrite's helpful guide to writing lab reports.

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