General Writing Resources

All of these resources come from the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL), the expert location for immediate writing assistance. These resources are grouped into two sections, one for the earliest stages of drafting and another for the final or polishing stages.

Getting Started

Starting to Write

Writer’s Block #1

Writer’s Block #2

Thesis Statement #1

Thesis Statement #2



Polishing Complete Drafts

Revision #1

Revision #2

Reverse Outlines

General Proofreading

Proofreading for Errors

Proofreading Techniques