Online Writing Handouts

Listed below are links that will connect you to helpful handouts from the Writing Tutorial at Westchester Community College.  In just one click, you will find helpful information about grammar; sentence structure; the writing process; research and citation.  Just click on one of the links below to get the information you need.  Remember, you can also get help by stopping into the Writing Tutorial located in Room G13 on the ground floor of the library or by clicking the “Ask a Tutor” icon at the right of this page to get online help.

GRAMMAR
Adjective or Adverb Adverbs
The Apostrophe The Colon
Commas: Quick Rules Dangling Modifiers
How to use Adjectives and Adverbs How to use Articles (a/an/the)
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers Pronouns
Prepositions Rules for Comma Usage
Relative Pronouns The Semicolon
Verb Tenses
SENTENCE STRUCTURE
Coherence: Transitions between Ideas Run-on Sentences, Comma Splices
Sentence Clarity Sentence Fragments
Sentence Punctuation Patterns Subject/Verb Agreement
The Structure of a Sentence Parallel Structure
THE WRITING PROCESS
Creating a Thesis Statement Starting the Writing Process
Introductions, Body Paragraphs and Conclusions for Argument Papers Introductions, Body Paragraphs and Conclusions for Exploratory Papers
Prewriting (Invention) The Five-Paragraph Essay
Maintaining Objectivity
RESEARCH and CITATION
APA Overview and Workshop A Guide for Writing Research Papers
Avoiding Plagiarism MLA Overview and Workshop
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing Conducting Primary Research
Plagiarism Web Film- Courtesy of Rutgers University MLA—Guide to Citation Format

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