Roanoke College

Resources for Writers and Speakers

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WC@RC Resources:
Tutoring Schedule: https://roanoke.mywconline.com/
Workshops, Grammar Crammers, and Playshops: see upcoming events list!
In the Writing Center: a library of writing-related books, games, and a screen/camera with which to practice giving your oral presentation!

Online Resources

Language
~Need a definition?  Look up words online at  www.dictionary.com

~Need a synonym?  Try this online version of Roget's Thesaurus:
   http://machaut.uchicago.edu/rogets

~Need a rhyme?  Head to the Rhyme Zone: http://www.rhymezone.com/

~Need help with grammar or mechanics?  Go to  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/,
  Purdue's Online Writing Lab, for handouts on a variety of helpful topics.

Research
~Need help finding sources?
  RC's Library can help: http://libguides.roanoke.edu/library

~Need advice on evaluating web sources?
  Check out one of these sites:
  Roanoke College Library:
  http://libguides.roanoke.edu/content.php?pid=215655&sid=1794306

  Ithaca College Library: http://www.ithaca.edu/library/training/think.html

  New Mexico State U Library: http://lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/eval.html

~Need citation or format help?  Try one or more of the following:

APA (American Psychological Association)
Official Site:    http://apastyle.apa.org/
Tutorial:         http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/DocAPA.html
                     OR 
                     http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

MLA (Modern Language Association)
Official Site:    http://www.mla.org/www_mla_org/style/
Tutorial:         http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/DocMLA.html
                     OR
                     http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/01/

CMS/Turabian (Chicago Manual of Style)
Official Site:    http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html
Tutorial:         http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/DocChicago.html

CSE/CBE (Council of Biology/Science Editors)
Official Site:    http://www.councilscienceeditors.org/
Tutorials:        http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/DocCBE.html

Online Writing Centers

Purdue's OWL  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
Purdue's Online Writing Lab celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2005, and it is the best of the best.  A comprehensive site, it offers online tutorials on a wide variety of writing-related subjects.

Writing Center Organizations

Southeastern Writing Centers Association     http://www.iwca-swca.org/
The SWCA is the regional writing center organization for writing centers in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama.  It hosts annual conferences and publishes Southern Discourse

International Writing Centers Association       http://www.writingcenters.org/
The International Writing Centers Association sponsors conferences for writing center professionals every year as well as several writing center publications.  It contains great resources for tutors, as well as a page of useful links for writers.