GCC Writers' Resources
On-Campus Help, Library Resources, Guide to Composition, Sample Essays,
Source-Based Writing
Writing Guides, Finding Topics and Sources, Plagiarism, Copyright, Evaluating Sources
Documentation Guides
All Styles
Essay Writing
How to Write an Essay, Sample Essays, Published Essays
Writing Formats
Essay Writing, Fiction Writing, Poetry, Technical Writing
Writer's Resources
General Resources, Reference Tools, Online Writing Centers, Grammar, Mechanics, and Style
Linguistics, Rhetoric, Words and Word Games
Magazines, EZines, Journals
             Magazines, Ezines, Professional Journals
Video and Media Resources

Also view our Literature Web

GCC Writers' Resources

  On-Campus Help
Writing Center
Electronic Writing Center
Center for Learning
  GCC Library Resources
Citation Guides
Research Guides
Student Services and Info
  GCC's Guide to Composition
Departmental Policies and Procedures
Course Information
Library Information
Evaluation of Compositions

Source-Based Writing

  Research Paper Writing Guides
Guide for Writing Research Papers (MLA)
How to Do Research in the Library
Information Competence Tutorials from Cal State
The Bedford Research Room
Research Guide for Students
Research Navigator
The Seven Steps of the Research Process
Writing a Research Paper (Purdue OWL Workshop)

Finding Topics & Sources
Argumentative Essay Topics
Finding Information on the Internet
High Beam Research
Internet Public Library
IPL Ready Reference Collection
Searching the WWW
World Wide Web Research Tools


Quotation, Paraphrase, Summary
Paraphrase: Write it in Your Own Words

Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing


Criteria for Evaluation of WWW Sources
Evaluation Criteria
Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply and Questions to Ask from UC Berkeley
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Evaluating Internet Sources
Evaluating Sources of Information
Evaluation Central
Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals a tutorial
Six Quests for The Electronic Grail: Current Approaches to Information Quality in WWW Resources

Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: WPA
You Quote It, You Note It (tutorial)

How Not to Plagiarize
Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It
PlagTracker free plagiarism checker

Copyright Information
Copyright: an Overview
Copyright in General from the US Copyright Office
Copyright Basics
Copyright and Fair Use

Copyright Website

Title 37 Code of Federal Regulations
US Copyright Office

Documentation Guides - All Styles

Modern Language Association 
(used in the English and the Humanities)
MLA Formatting and Style Guide from the Purdue OWL
Documenting Sources (Diana Hacker)
Citing Electronic Information in History Papers
MLA Citation Formats (pdf) - Books, Magazines, Journals, and Newspapers
MLA Citation Formats (pdf) - Electronic (OPAC, CD-ROM, Internet/WWW)
MLA Citation Formats (pdf) - Literary Criticism, Controversial Issues resources
MLA Style Crib Sheet

Chicago Style Manual  or Turabian 
(used in History)
Chicago Style: History
Documentation: Chicago Style

American Psychological Association

(used in Psychology and the Social Sciences)
APA Style Lite for College Papers 6th Edition
American Psychological Association (APA) - Homepage of the APA; style for e-resources
Nova University APA Style tutorial
Social Sciences: Documenting Sources - by Diana Hacker
APA Formatting and Style Guide - from the OWL at Purdue University
Annotated Bibliographies in APA, MLA, & CMS - from the OWL at Purdue University
Electronic References - official APA page covers commonly asked questions regarding how to cite electronic media.
Research Style Crib Sheet - concise guide includes examples of print and electronic sources.
ONLINE! A Reference Guide to Using Internet Sources - citing internet sources in APA

Council of Science Editors  (used in the Sciences)
Council of Science Editors (CSE) Style Guide
CSE Quick Citation Guide
Science: Documenting Sources (Diana Hacker)

  Digital Citation Tools
Citation Machine
Cite This For Me

Research and Documentation Online
Bedford St. Martin's links to the four style guides

Essay Writing

  How to Write an Essay
Academic Essay-Writing
Art of the Personal Statement
Guide to Writing a Basic Essay
Essay Punch
Structure of the Five Paragraph Essay
Writing Den Essays
Writing Exam Essays

The Argumentative Essay
Argumentation on the WWW
Writing Argumentative Essays from Paradigm Online

Logic in Argumentative Writing

  Sample Student Essays
Evaluation of English 101 Compositions
A essay for ENG 101
B essay for ENG 101
C essay for ENG 101
D essay for ENG 101
F essay for ENG 101


  Published Essays by...
Angelou, Maya
Living Well. Living Good.
Clemens, Samuel L.
What is Man? and Other Essays of Mark Twain
How to Tell a Story
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Ralph Waldo Emerson's Writings
Gleick, James
Published essays from the NYTimes
Hewitt, John
How to Create Fictional Characters
Lincoln, Abraham
Abraham Lincoln Online
Murphy, Cullen
The Atlantic Monthly's Web site 

Writing Formats

  Fiction Writing
Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest
  Technical Writing
Society for Technical Communication Phoenix chapter
The Slot: A Spot for Copy Editors
Academy of American Poets
Literature Web: Poetry

Writer's Resources

  General Writer's Resources
Infinite Ink
Internet Resources - Writing Links
Novelists, Inc
Paradigm Online
Web English Teacher

Word Wizard

World of Writing
Writer's Lifeline, Inc
Writing World

  Reference Tools References
Cambridge Dictionaries
Currency Converter
Merriam-Webster Dictionary
My Virtual Reference Desk
Rhetorical Terms
Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus


Mechanics, Grammar, Style
Basic Elements of English: An Interactive Guide to Grammar
English Grammar

Good Grammar, Good Style
Guide to Grammar and Style
LEO: Literacy Education Online
Modern English Grammar
The Tongue, Untied


Online Writing Centers
George Mason Writing Center
MIT's Online Writing Center
SLCC Online Writing Center
Univ. of North Carolina Writing Center

Richmond Writing Center
Univ. of Wisconsin Writing Center


Human-Languages Page
Vocabula Review
American Rhetoric
Glossary of Rhetorical Terms
  Words and Word Games
American Slanguages
Eggcorn Database
Luciferous Logolepsy
Richard Lederer's Verbivore
Word Game of the Day

Magazines, E-Zines & Journals for Writers

Alsop Review
Atlantic, Unbound
Cortland Review
Glimmer Train
Poets & Writers
The Onion
UTNE Reader
  E-zines & Lists of E-zines
Bohemian Ink

Poetry E-zines
The Drunken Boat
Poets on the Line
Riding the Meridian

  Professional Journals (Writing)
Academic Writing
Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine
:// English Matters
JAC Online
Language and Learning across the Disciplines
  Professional Journals (Education)
Chronicle of Higher Education
American School Board Journal
Journal of Statistics Education Archives
Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation

Video and Media Resources


Optimizing Different Learning Styles
Reading Improvement
Strategic Learning
Stress Management
Time Management

Across the Drafts- Students and Teachers Talk about Feedback (requires RealPlayer)

Atrocious Apostrophes

Shaped by Writing (Large file of 21.6 MB. Right click on the link and select Save Target As.  Save to your desktop and open with QuickTime.)

  Multimedia Collections

NPR's This I Believe Essays
     Audio Essays
Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

The Writing Show: Where writing is always the story
Podcasts run anywhere between 9 and 55 minutes, and  they appear weekly.  However, all of the back podcasts are available.  If you have an ipod or an MP3 player and subscribe to a podcasting service, you can just subscribe to this show.  (It's free.)  Then every time a new show is published, it will be downloaded automatically to your desktop or device when you dock it.

NPR's StoryCorps

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