Highline Community College

 Bldg 26  Rm 319i

Highline Writing Center

Meet the Staff
Questions & Answers
Fun Page

Services OfferedConsulting Sessions
Writing Workshops
Writing Associates

Writing Handouts
Writing Resources
Campus ResourcesThe Writing Spiral

Working in the WC

Snapshots of the WC

Highline Community College logo link to home page



Other Writing Resources (Websites that We Like)



Great Writing Sites for a Variety of Purposes

Highline's Writing Across the Curriculum Website

Purdue Online Writing Center: An excellent explanation of grammar and punctuation.


http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quiz_list.htm: Helpful grammar quizzes!


http://www.merriam-webster.com/: An convenient way to look up new vocabulary!


Tips on Writing Essays

Citing Sources

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 in."

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 words!
  •  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."
  •  Dictionary: 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.
  •  ESL Slang Page: An alphabetical list of meanings and examples. This site also notes any words or phrases which might be offensive.
  •  ESL Idiom Page: An alphabetical list of meanings and examples for common idioms.


For more information, contact us:
Building 26, Room 319i
(206) 878-3710 ext. 4364
Rosemary Adang, Director