Today's tool is a handy reference for both creative and academic writing.
The knowledge contained in this free resource is actually pretty extensive and I've come back to it over the years since I was in college and needed a little help with my essay writing. It even provides tips on things like journalism and writing in literature.
The Facts:Type: Website
Maker/Publisher: Purdue University
Year Created: 1994
What I liked most:
- It's Comprehensive: Want to know how to make your sentences clearer? There's a handout for that. Want to learn how to properly use a transitional device? It's on there. Need to brush up on your dependent/independent clauses? They have your back.
- Style Guides: The Purdue OWL offers style guides in multiple flavors; APA, MLA and Chicago, 16th Edition.
- Creative Writing Section: This section is a small, but cool primer on the absolute basics of plot and character development, along with some sections about poetry.