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Writing - Collins Publishers Staff
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 000733754X
Publication Date: 2010-06-01
Collins Easy Learning Writing is an easy-to-use guide on how to write good, clear and effective English. With simple explanations of everything from the basics of sentence and paragraph structure, to writing CVs, letters and essays, this book is a valuable guide for anyone who wants to improve their writing. Collins Easy Learning Writing is the helpful guide to good written style. Covering areas such as sentence structure, punctuation and page layout, all users of English will appreciate the clear advice provided in this book. Each point is described in a user-friendly format, with corpus examples that show how English is really used today.

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Painless Writing - Jeffrey Strausser
Here is practical advice that transforms essay writing into a satisfying experience for middle school and senior high school students. The author offers tips on enlivening writing with vivid images, smoothing out sentences, silencing the dull passive voice, and adding rhythm to writing. He also shows how to create a template that students can use when writing research papers for all subjects.

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Barron's Painless Junior: Writing - Donna Christina Oliverio
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 0764134388
Publication Date: 2006-11-01
Kids travel with Sammy Octopus on a reading and writing adventure. They are encouraged to try different methods of writing and see which way works best for them. They also learn the value of revising and editing, engage in activities that help them make good word choices, and get practice in descriptive writing, letter writing, report writing, poetry, and much more. Teachers in grades 3 and 4 will appreciate the new Painless Junior Series of classroom helpers.

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Stein on Writing - Sol Stein; Christopher Lane (Narrated by)
Call Number: eAudio Book
ISBN: 9781455103812
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
Stein on Writing provides immediately useful advice for writers of fiction and nonfiction, whether newcomers or accomplished professionals. As Sol Stein, renowned editor, author, and instructor, explains, "This is not a book of theory. It is a book of usable solutions—how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place." With examples from his best-sellers as well as aspiring students' writing, Stein offers detailed sections on characterization, dialogue, pacing, flashbacks, liposuctioning flab, the "triage" method of revision, using the techniques of fiction to enliven nonfiction, and more.

 

Student Resources in Context

Search reference books, Magazines & Journals, Newspapers, Primary Documents, and Multimedia for subject areas History, Literature, Science, Social Science & biographies.

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  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    Looking for a topic? Try the one-stop source for information on social issues like civil rights, terrorism, gambling and teenage pregnancy. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to web sites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles on the topic of your choice.
  • Pro and Con Leading Issues
    A general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring 300+ social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues.
  • Student Research Center
    Covers a broad range of general topics designed to assist middle school and high school students. Includes a dictionary, an encyclopedia, with the ability to search by topic.
  • Tips
    Need to find a topic? Try the Tips from the Librarians's Brain on how to use databases provided by your library to help you get started. You can also find help on writing the paper and citing your sources.

  • World Book Reference Center
    All the normal encyclopedia stuff, plus pictures and videos, Back in Time, Surf the Ages (what if there had been the Internet during the Roman Empire or Medieval times?). Great resource and fun to use!

Writing: Grammer & Style

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Writing Lab at BrainFuse - get your papers reviewed by an expert.

  • 11 Rules of Writing
    An online guide to some of the most commonly violated rules of writing, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Book Report Sandwich - Homework Hub
    Here's a great way to gather all the ingredients you'll need to write a tasty book report. With each sandwich layer, you'll enter a different piece of important information. Once you've made a sandwich, creating your book report will be a snap!
  • BrainFuse - Writing Lab
    Expert online writing assistance. Create a user account to upload your document and have a writing expert analyze it and provide helpful comments.
  • Help Your Child Learn to Write Well
    Tips from the Department of Education, on helping your child learn to love to write, and why!
  • IPL TeenSpace
    Need to write a research paper? Want to do an A+ job without going totally nuts! Here's help on everything from choosing a topic, to forming a focus, to gathering information, to writing, revising, and finalizing!
  • Symptoms and Cures for Writers Block
    Because writers have various ways of writing, a variety of things can cause a writer to experience anxiety, and sometimes this anxiety leads to writer's block. There are some common causes of writer's block, however, and when you are blocked, consider these causes and try the strategies that sound most promising:
  • The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
    Provides free assistance with all types of writing including:

    Writing and Teaching Writing
    Research
    Grammar and Mechanics
    Style Guides
    ESL (English as a Second Language)
    Job Search and Professional Writing
  • UNLV Writing Center
    Writing help for UNLV students.
  • Writing Tips
    Great writing tips on everything from plagerism and citing, to how to write poetry!
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