This site has mutated a lot since I first posted it, June 22, 1999.  Compare it to Jan. 4, 2000, or the latest version.

Writing Links and Commentary [Archive, June 22, 1999]

A different kind of academic writing web site...

This page provides the usual list of links to writing resources on the Internet... but instead of trying to cover everything in a long list, I have been very selective. The "Spotlight" section features links to articles about academic writing. If you have suggstions for this page, please let me know. --Dennis G. Jerz
Writing Resources Spotlight on Academic Writing A Good Start A Good Finish
Academic | Technical | Job Search

On-line Handouts
University of Toronto Purdue University
On-line Grammars
Lynch (Rutgers) Rigg (Toronto)
Darling (CC-TC)
Grammar Rock (ABC-TV)
Annotated Links
On-line Experts

On-line Handouts
EWC (Toronto)

Annotated Links
EWC (Toronto) | STC

Job Search
Resumes (UWEC)
15 Handouts (Purdue)
"The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect." Does grammar really matter? George Orwell had a lot to say about the power of language. [more]
Fun and Games. "Finally, which rhymes with enough --/Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?" -- The Chaos. If you liked that poem about the English Language, you'll like the rest of Garbl's Word Play Online. There's also Redgate's Red Pencil.
The truth about that whacky "I am a dynamic figure" college application: author Hugh Gallagher did NOT use it to get into college. [more]
"Before disconnecting, disconnect connecting connector." -- winner of the Worst Technical Writing Contest. [more]
Need a scholarly essay pronto? The Postmodern Essay Generator hits all the right academic buzzwords to produce a random article as confusing and solipsistic as the real thing. [more]
The annual Bad Writing Contest shames the highly educated authors of "the most stylistically lamentable passages" published in academia. [more]
In 1998, researchers announced software that grades essays: feed in an A paper, and the computer uses it as a model.  Will it revolutionize college teaching? [more]
Web guru Jakob Neilsen wrote in 1997 that most people don't read web pages -- they just scan them. 
Alan Sokel's 1996 deconstruction of quantum gravity theory was "a mélange of truths, half-truths, quarter-truths, falsehoods, non sequiturs, and syntactically correct sentences that have no meaning whatsoever." What did his article prove about academic writing? [more]
Your 1st college paper

Getting started
Short research papers
Using the Internet to help you research a literature paper online can be tricky. [more]
Writing and Using Outlines
(for a large technical writing project)
Plagiarism (Indiana)
Plagiarism (Toronto)