WRITING + GRAMMAR
- Features excellent information about writing academic papers
- Covers citations using APA, Chicago and MLA styles
- Provides guidelines for citing websites, cartoons, films, maps, photographs, audio files, and other types of digital information, from the Library of Congress
- Features citation examples in APA, Chicago and MLA styles
- Explains what a literature review is and how to produce one
- Features quick guides to every stage of the writing process, from selecting a topic and developing a thesis to organizing your paper and preparing the final draft
- Includes information on citing sources
If you’d like to improve your communication skills, help is available on campus and through other local organizations. The DISD Librarians are always happy to help with writing, grammar and proofreading. For more in-depth learning, check out the courses offered by local organizations around the county and online.
- A guide to using the most effective words in your writing
- Whether you are a beginning student, or someone who has just forgotten a few details and needs a refresher, this series of videos from Socratica can help. Each video is under 5 minutes.
- Brief explanations of academic writing styles and genres
- Tips on organization and structure, vocabulary and word choice, and incorporating research
- Classes focus on grammar, effective writing, and effective communication.
If English is your second (or third or fourth!) language and you’d like to improve your skills, help is available on campus and through other local organizations. The DISD Librarians are always happy to help with writing, grammar and proofreading. UCSD Extension offers ESL classes a few minutes away from DISD, and other local organizations offer courses around the county and online.
- A wide range of resources for ESL students, including grammar and writing tips, explanations of North American academic conventions, incorporating research, and much more
- Click Classes and Workshops and then click English as a Second Language (ESL) to see a calendar of upcoming events ranging from drop-in conversation caf&eacs to weekly classes.
- Click on Class Schedule to see the list of classes offered in multiple locations and online. Options include grammar and writing, workplace communication, conversation, and English for college.
- Classes include academic writing, business writing, fluency and pronunciation, effective oral presentation, grammar, and more.
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