Great Writing Sites for a Variety of
Highline's Writing Across the Curriculum Website
Purdue Online Writing Center: An excellent explanation of
grammar and punctuation.
Helpful grammar quizzes!
http://www.merriam-webster.com/: An convenient way to look
up new vocabulary!
Tips on Writing Essays
Grammar Handouts and Exercises
Interactive Grammar Quizes
- Dave's ESL
Cafe: Quizzes: Interactive quizzes on topics of interest to
students learning English, such as prepositions, irregular
verbs, and subject-verb agreement.
- Grammarstation Quiz Zone: Includes a diagnostic quiz to help
you identify "which of the eight language areas you are weak
Vocabulary and Spelling
- Word A
Day: These words are grouped into common categories
depending on the theme of the week.
- Spelling Test: Quiz yourself on fifty commonly misspelled
- Common Errors in English: An interesting and extensive
explanation of commonly misused words and phrases. Explains the
difference between commonly misused pairs of words, such as
"effect" and "affect."
Merriam-Webster online abridged dictionary; this site also
offers premium, unabridged services.
Thesaurus: Roget's Thesaurus.
Prepositions: A list of common prepositions, sorted into
three categories: location, time, and action and movement.
An alphabetical list of meanings and examples. This site also
notes any words or phrases which might be offensive.
An alphabetical list of meanings and examples for common idioms.