A noiseless, patient spider,
I mark'd, where, on a little promontory, it stood, isolated;
Mark'd how, to explore the vacant, vast surrounding,
It launch'd forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself;
Ever unreeling them--ever tirelessly speeding them....
-- Walt Whitman
Composition and Class
of Style -- The 1918 edition of William Strunk's classic guide
Able Writer: A Rhetoric
and Handbook - describes an English composition handbook that treats
pre-writing, outlining, English grammar, usage, word choice, dictionaries,
spelling, punctuation, and writing college research papers.
Basic Guide to Essay
Writing - a step-by-step guide to writing a basic essay. Includes links
to other on-line essay resources.
Grammar and Style
Guide - guide to grammar and style, prepared by Jack Lynch of the University
to Grammar and Writing
Rhetorical Devices - definitions and examples of more than sixty traditional
rhetorical devices, which can be useful in improving the effectiveness, clarity,
and enjoyment of your writing. By Robert Harris of Southern California College.
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant - guide
to writing, composition, rhetoric, editing, and style.
Plagiarism - advice for using sources.
How to Lessen the Chances
of Plagiarizing - from the Learning Skills Centre at the University of
Northern British Columbia.
MLA citation style
CBE citation style
APA writing guidelines
APA style citation
of electronic resources
The World Lecture Hall -- University
of Texas at Austin index of online syllabi
Cultural studies and scholarship
Literature and literary studies
Popular culture references