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Writing Tools Print Page

Weaving Quotes into your Writing


GoogleDocs Templates



Take notes online, fast


Final Steps to a Finished Draft

The completed draft of your project should include the following:

1. A title page, containing the title, your signature, your name, the teacher's name, the specific class, and the date of submission.

2. Acknowledgments page.

3. The text of the paper. Number only the pages of the text, beginning with page 2.

4. Works Cited

5. Works Consulted

Note: Include these sections in all projects, multimedia as well as traditional papers!


Writing Fun

A variety of web-based organizers.


Noteworthy Sentences



Social brainstorming and idea generator


Purdue OWL


Thesis and Outline Builder


Writing about history (U. Toronto)


Bowdoin College Writing Guide


Dartmouth Writing Project


Flocabulary: Five Elements of a Short Story


Shmoop Writing Lab

Shmoop's Essay Lab

Most of writing is thinking. Shmoop’s Writing Lab will help you sharpen your own ideas, then help you write them. You’ll get more out of the Writing Lab if you start early and give your ideas time to grow. Think early and think often, then write with speed and confidence.



ApeWord (thesaurus)

A full-paper, pulldown menu approach to using thesaurus tools.


Six Traits of Writing (Lessons & Ideas)


History Essay Planner & Marker


Word Tamer

Games to inspire better storytelling


5 Card Flickr


Flickr Poet

FlickrPoet is part of Stories In Flight, an ongoing exploration of storytelling in the age of the Internet.

Just enter a paragraph of text, a poem, some lyrics or even just a few random words and FlickrPoet will find matching photos on Flickr based on a search of tags, titles and descriptions of the photos.

- You can re-run the search with other images by clicking "Show Story" again.
- Poems and lyrics seem to work best, hence the title, but feel free to experiment.
- Please let us know if you have suggestions on how to improve FlickrPoet.


National Writing Project

The National Writing Project focuses the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our nation's educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners.


Purdue OWL Feed

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Purdue OWL Writing Exercises

Welcome to OWL Exercise Pages: grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence struture, and paraphrasing are included in these exercise pages.


Daily Writing Tips

Whether you are an attorney, manager or student, writing skills are essential to your success. The rise of the information age – with the proliferation of e-mails, blogs and social networks – makes the ability to write clear, correct English more important than ever.

Daily Writing Tips is about that. Every day we’ll send you a grammar, spelling, punctuation or vocabulary tip.


Writing Fix

Teachers Sharing Best Ideas for Writing
engaging writing lessons strategically designed to "fix" reluctant writers and writing teachers.




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