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Reading and Writing Resources

Reading and Writing Resources


Academic Writing Resources

UNC Writing Center — Their ‘handouts’ offer strong, updated advice for astute reading and writing, categorized and very thorough. (Thanks from NorCal, NorCar!) Here is their excellent ‘handout’ on Annotated Bibliographies: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/annotated-bibliographies/

The OWL: Online Writing Lab at Purdue University — the ‘traditional’, very useful web-based resource for college writing (Thank you, OWL!)

Rhetoric and Composition — an open access, Creative Commons-licensed online writer’s guide (Thank you, Commons!)

They Say / I Say — a key rhetoric/writing text that shows great examples of how to phrase ideas with respect to ongoing public discourse. This link will take you to a .pdf file of the first four chapters. (Thanks, Graff & Birkenstein! Thanks isites at Harvard!)

Literature & Creative Writing Resources


Poets & Writers

Short Story ideas