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These are the resources that students use most frequently as they work on their writing with a tutor. Here are similar on line resources you might want to use on your own.

LEARNER'S DICTIONARY 

SBCC WRITING CENTER HANDOUTS

 

WRITER'S HANDBOOK ALTERNATIVES
 
Owl at Purdue 
and Hyper Grammar
 

 

 

THESAURUS 

 

COLLOCATION DICTIONARY 

 

CITATION GUIDELINES: 
MLA |  APA  

 

 

SBCC STUDENT SERVICES

 

SBCC LURIA LIBRARY WRITING SKILLS WORKSHOPS

 

ABOUT THESE RESOURCES

  • Although we have general-purpose dictionaries available in the center, the dictionaries at each station are LEARNER'S DICTIONARIES. We appreciate the easy-to-grasp definitions and examples that learner's dictionaries provide, and we find them especially helpful for English language learners. One learner’s dictionaries you can find on line:  www.learnersdictionary.com
  • A THESAURUS can help you find words that have similar meanings and introduce variety into your vocabulary: http://www.merriam-webster.com/ (This link will also take you to a standard general-purpose dictionary.)
  • Each station has a binder that contains all of the SBCC WRITING CENTER HANDOUTS. These are also available on line. Feel free to download them and print them out.
  • We don't have enough COLLOCATION DICTIONARIES  to keep one at every station, but we sometimes wish we did. Collocation dictionaries help English language learners find words that go together in English, which can help them sound more like native speakers. www.ozdic.com
  • The writer's HANDBOOK chosen by the English department at City College is A Writer's Resource: A Handbook for Writing and Research. Although it is not available on line, both of these resources have similar kinds of information.
  • If you are looking for CITATION GUIDELINES, consider these pages:

MLA  http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/DocMLA.html
APA  http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/DocAPA.html


We also keep a binder with TUTOR RESOURCES that includes the following:


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