Online expository writing guides

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These links will direct you to some of the best open-access online guides for college-level expository writing:

University of Chicago, Writing in College: A Short Guide to College Writing, for general advice

Harvard College Writing Program, Developing a Thesis, to clarify your main argument

Harvard College Writing Program, The Harvard Guide to Using Sources, with rich examples in sections on Integrating SourcesAvoiding Plagiarism, and Citing Sources

Trinity College Library, CiteSource: How to cite sources

Diana Hacker and Barbara Fister, Research and Documentation Online, including sample research papers that illustrate key concepts above (including how-to cite sources)

Grammar Girl, Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing, with a search box to distinguish between commonly misspelled words, etc.

Amherst College, The Writing Center’s Recommended Online Resources, for links to other sources

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