Writing and Design laB


The WDL’s guide to free and useful tools for student writers.

WDL Guide to Brainstorming
WDL Guide to Crafting Introductions
Purdue Owl

Writing advice of all kinds, including help with formatting in APA, MLA and Chicago styles.

The Slot

Copy editing and style advice from a professional.

Guide to Grammar and Style

Jack Lynch’s extensive guide to both usage and style. Includes advice on avoiding clich├ęs and dealing with the bad advice given by software grammar checkers.

Dartmouth Institute for Writing and Rhetoric

Materials focused on first year writing that give assistance on developing paper topics and conducting research.

The Writer’s Handbook

Extensive writing advice from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, including topics such as writing resumes and cover letters.