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Jack Lynch's Grammar and Style Notes - Provides a user-friendly guide for students’ needing to review grammar concepts; the site also includes notes on writing an effective paper.
Purdue On-line Writing Lab - Provides expert help for students needing review on writing essays and research papers. The site provides students easy access to MLA and APA style sheets without their having to purchase them.
Elements of Style by William Strunk - Gives information on style for writing.
Darling's Guide to Grammar and Good Writing - Provides guide for grammar and composition for high school and college students.
Common Proofreading Symbols - Provides excellent review information for students, regarding editorial notations teachers make on student essays and research papers.
Rensselaer Writing Center - Provides concise review for students needing brief reminders on style sheets (MLA, APA), types of writing, cover letters, and resumes.
Literary and Research Reference
My Virtual Desk Reference - Books and Literature on the Net - Presents an encyclopedic listing of reference sites which include book reviews, critical analyses, and synopses of classical as well as contemporary works.
Spark Notes - Provides summaries of literary texts—both classical and contemporary. In addition, some critical analyses are offered along with a sampling of study questions.
Novel Guide - Provides students with an encyclopedic guide of classical and contemporary literature and drama. Lists are arranged by title. - Provides student access to free online library of literary summaries, over 450 study guides, and chapter notes.
Glossary of Literary Terms - Gives definitions and examples of 54 figures of speech and literary terms—from climax to anacoluthon.
Debate Central - Provides instructional resources, access to debate organizations around the world, and a host of debate Web sites for students from all ranges of debating experience
Critical Thinking Web Page - Teaches students with expert instruction on how to organize and write an effective persuasive essay. The site focuses on each feature of a well-thought out and written argument. Finally, the site approaches the argument from the classical perspective. - Provides students with instruction on how to prepare and deliver effective speeches. The site walks students through the entire process: planning, writing, and delivery.
Dictionary of Symbolism - Makes available brief but accurate definitions of archetypal and traditional symbols in literature.
Author's Encyclopedia - Provides several links to authors’ biographies and time lines.
Shakespeare On-line - Gives students analyses on Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies, and histories. The site also includes an in-depth glossary.
Shakespeare Resource Center - Provides scholarly secondary and primary resources for Shakespeare study and research. The site includes other links to the Folger Library, the Furness Shakespeare Library, and other recognized sources. The site also provides access into the period itself.
Absolute Shakespeare - Presents a comprehensive site for Shakespeare study and research: poetry, dramas, images, summaries, quotes, films, a comprehensive bibliography and biography of the dramatist.
The On-line Books Page - Provides information on thousands of books.
Catalog of Electronic Texts on the Internet - Provides secondary critical essays on classical literature.
The English Server - Makes available access to 18th, 19th, and 20th century classical works and authors: Anti-slavery literature, poetry, eighteenth century, feminism, and fiction are just a few of the sites.
Classics on Line - Provides access to classical primary sources: Virgil, Aristotle, Aesop, Aeschylus, and others.
Labyrinth Library: Middle English - Provides a wealth of primary and secondary information on literature and authors from the Middle Ages.
Children’s Literature
Helping Your Child Learn to Read - Supplies parents with step by step guide lines for helping their children with reading. This site is sponsored by the Department of Education.
On-line Children's Stories - Provides the texts of children’s literature, as well as links to libraries.
Myths and Legends - Offers an inclusive list of links for students to understand mythology, to review mythological facts, to research mythological etymologies and symbolism.
Folk and Fairy Tales from Around the World - Provides six multicultural folktales from around the world.
Poet's Corner - Provides an encyclopedic list of American and British poets and their poetry. This site is a primary source.
Columbia University Bartleby Library - Gives links to several larger libraries, including Harvard Classics and Shelf of Fiction, and references from scholarly resources, including the Oxford Shakespeare. The site includes both primary and secondary sources.
WordCentral.Com - Presents students with a working dictionary for definitions, a thesaurus, and rhyming. With each word, students may click to hear the word.
Puzzlemaker - Provides students with the resources to make their own puzzles, thereby improving their word skills. - Provides an exhaustive list of oxymorons.
Word Play - Provides students with several links to sites that help students with acronyms, verbs, homonyms, anagrams, and other word formations.
Bartlett Familiar Quotations - Gives over 11,000 searchable quotes.
The Quotations Page - Provides students with over 26,000 searchable quotations by over 3,100 authors.
Quotations Home Page - Offers students quotations and poetry.
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