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The Learning Center




English, ESL, Developmental Writing, and Developmental
Reading Online Resources

This page offers several links to popular instructional websites and handouts. Please look around, and feel free to drop by the Learning Center for additional assistance with your writing needs!

Writing Tools
Each of the following links offers resources for different steps in the writing process.

Reading Tools

Literacynet Learning Resources: Here you can read a news story and answer the comprehension questions.
A Classic Method for Studying Texts: SQ4R: This source from the University of Guleph provides tips on how to get the most out of your reading using the SQ4R method.
Dartmouth's Active Reading: Dartmouth offers a list of resources for those looking to improve their reading comprehension and rate.

General Reference

Accuplacer Tools

Study Guide Zone: Here you will find information and practice questions for each section of the Accuplacer exam.
The College Board: This source describes the types of questions you will encounter and offers a practice exam.

Our Most Recommended Resources

Purdue Online Writing Lab
The Purdue Online Writing Lab offers assistance on various aspects of writing from prewriting strategies to grammar exercises. Use the search box or the menu on the left of the page to navigate to your desired information.

Guide to Grammar and Writing
The Guide to Grammar and Writing provides information on everything from the basics of sentence structure to the process of writing a research paper. Use the drop down menus to choose your area of interest. You should also check out the available PowerPoint presentations on various aspects of writing!

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