Resources for Writers and Speakers
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!
~Need a definition? Look up words online at www.dictionary.com
~Need a synonym? Try this online version of Roget's Thesaurus:
~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.
~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:
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/
MLA (Modern Language Association)
Official Site: http://www.mla.org/www_mla_org/style/
CMS/Turabian (Chicago Manual of Style)
Official Site: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.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.