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  • Common Errors from Student Compositions
    This is the launch page for interactive quizzes for students of English as a second language. They provide multi-feedback and instant correction. The page is linked to an ESL troubleshooting quiz to pinpoint your errors.

  • Essay Writing Tutorial
    In this tutorial you will learn about approaches to essay writing at university level. The tutorial applies especially to writing in the arts and social sciences, but is relevant to other study areas as well.

  • Harvard University Writing Center Writing Tools The Writing Center is a place for Harvard undergraduates and GSAS students to get help with all of their writing - to work on specific assignments and to improve overall writing skills. Offers links to help address any writing concerns you may have.

  • LEO Editing & Proofreading Strategies
    This handout reviews errors writers frequently make and provides "tricks of the trade" for catching each type of error.

  • Purdue University's Online Writing Lab
    Resources for Students of English as a Second Language.

  • UVic Writer's Guide
    Originally prepared for students in the English Department at the University of Victoria, the Guide is an introduction to the process of writing and to the study of literature.

  • Writer's Workshop
    This is an annotated collection of sites for students and teachers of English as a Second Language. Links are grouped by topics.

  • Writing at the University of Toronto
    Provides a number of online resources to help students to write well. You will find here writing centres and writing courses, advice files, announcements about writing support programs.

  • Writing Center Handouts
    Princeton University Writing Center Handouts may help you resolve your writing problems.

  • Writing Machine
    The Writing Machine is an Internet resource created at the English Centre, at the University of Hong Kong. It is designed to help students understand and master the process of writing academic essays.



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