Resources for Writers and Speakers

WC@RC Resources:
Tutoring Schedule:
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

~Need a definition?  Look up words online at

~Need a synonym?  Try this online version of Roget's Thesaurus:

~Need a rhyme?  Head to the Rhyme Zone:

~Need help with grammar or mechanics?  Go to,
  Purdue's Online Writing Lab, for handouts on a variety of helpful topics.

~Need help finding sources?
  RC's Library can help:

~Need advice on evaluating web sources?
  Check out one of these sites:
  Roanoke College Library:

  Ithaca College Library:

  New Mexico State U Library:

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

APA (American Psychological Association)
Official Site:

MLA (Modern Language Association)
Official Site:

CMS/Turabian (Chicago Manual of Style)
Official Site:

CSE/CBE (Council of Biology/Science Editors)
Official Site:

Online Writing Centers

Purdue's OWL
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
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
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.