Writing Skills Resources

Below you will find Web resources for students that offer practice in writing in English.

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Dictionaries
  1. Dictionary and Thesaurus (with audio)
    www.yourdictionary.com
  2. Merriam Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus
    www.merriam-webster.com/
  3. The Free Dictionary by Farlex (with audio)
    www.thefreedictionary.com/dictionary.htm
Planning Your Writing
  1. Writing Planning Guide
    www.grammar-quizzes.com/writingguide.html
  2. Spatial Organization
    www.grammar-quizzes.com/writing_org.html
  3. Focusing Your Topic
    www.grammar-quizzes.com/writing_focus.html
  4. The Writing Process: Editing Guide for your Papers (PDF document from Seminole State's Academic Success Center)
    www.seminolestate.edu/media/academic-success/asc_edit_guide.pdf
  5. Education Place (graphic organizers; many of them are printable)
    eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/
Punctuation/Grammar
  1. Web Resources (a list of grammar links)
    www.seminolestate.edu/adult-ed/els/web_resources/grammar
  2. Grammar Practice (commas, irregular verbs and pronoun agreement)
    chompchomp.com/exercises.htm
  3. Punctuation Chart
    www.englishclub.com/writing/punctuation.htm
  4. Punctuation References and Exercises
    eleaston.com/writing.html#p
  5. A Guide to Grammar and Writing
    grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/
Spelling
  1. The Eight Great Spelling Rules
    ezinearticles.com/?The-Eight-Great-Spelling-Rules&id=1845169
  2. Spelling Match (for various grade levels)
    www.eduplace.com/kids/hmsv/smg/
Writing Essays
  1. A Guide to Writing a Basic Essay
    http://lklivingston.tripod.com/essay/index.html
  2. Homework Center Writing Skills (essays and topics with links)
    www.infoplease.com/homework/writingskills1.html
  3. Writing Paragraphs, Paragraph Organization, Sentence Order (a list of activities; British)  http://www.uefap.net/writing/writing-exercises/writing-exercises-paragraphs
Writing Paragraphs
  1. Strategies for Writing a Conclusion
    leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/conclude.html
  2. Writing Tips (reviews paragraph-building ideas)
    www2.actden.com/writ_den/tips/paragrap
  3. Paragraph Song and Lesson (video; offers an easy explanation about how to write paragraphs)
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivAvsXeJAqM
Writing Sentences
  1. Simple, Compound and Complex
    http://www2.ivcc.edu/rambo/eng1001/sentences.htm
  2. Sentence Song and Lesson (video; offers an easy explanation about four types of sentences)
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fTIalGqR4Q&NR=1

Contact

For more information, please contact
407.708.2120
Learn-English-Now@seminolestate.edu