Resources from the Web
Check out this list of websites associated with grammar and writing.
Always be cautious when using sites from the open internet, and be sure to read websites critically.
How Google Search Works
These websites can teach you to write better.
This website and the printed Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation present American English rules and guidelines. The book is a perennial bestseller, and the site offers a wealth of free information.
A presentation on effective PowerPoint design from the OWL at Purdue.
Covering the grammar rules and word choice guidelines that can confound even the best writers, Grammar Girl makes complex grammar questions simple ….
Grammarly is a spelling and grammar checker that comes as a desktop app, a Word plugin, and a Chrome plugin.
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue.
Instructional materials on academic and professional writing.
Read Websites Critically
Anyone can publish anything on the internet.
Use the Spider Method to ensure that your internet sources are appropriate for your research.
Who wrote the information? Is he qualified? If you can’t find an author, you shouldn’t trust the information until you verify it elsewhere.
Why does this website exist? Is it intended to sell a product or convince readers of something? Can you detect any bias?
Is the information current? Check for a publication date. If there isn’t one, you need to verify currency with another source.
Be aware of the host site. Is the domain .edu or .gov? These domains sometimes have more authoritative or reliable information.
Who is the intended audience? Is there adequate depth to the information? Are you sure it’s not a hoax site or satire?
Is the same information available on other websites? Triangulate with other sources to improve the chance of getting complete or accurate information.