Resources for Writers

Links to Resources for Writers

The IWCA Website is dedicated to fostering writing centers–places where writers, particulary, but not limited to, the academic community, gather to discuss and work on their writing. We in the writing center community, however, realize that you might have found this site while seeking out information about writing. With that in mind, we offer you links to various writing resources. If you are a student writer seeking advice about your writing, we suggest that you check our database to see if your institution has a writing center you can confer with.

Starting out

  • The University of Richmond provides a few pre-writing handouts, including one that discusses clustering, and one that provides a list of questions to get the writer started. There is also an interesting handout about “Glossing.”
  • The University of Victoria Writing Centre has many handouts on the different types of essays, including sample essays.


  • Oklahoma State provides mini-lessons on areas such as thesis Development and transitions.
  • The University of Victoria also have handouts for paragraphs (i.e. order, transitions etc.).
  • St. Cloud State University has quite a few interesting handouts on many different issues – including conclusions and introductions.

English as a Second Language


Writing style


Grammar and usage

  • Purdue On-Line Writing Lab Web Server Home Page offers writers many resources, including extensive, and thorough “handouts” about grammar and usage.


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