Need to find out how to cite a webpage in MLA? Want to see what a great cover letter looks like? Looking for guidance on choosing the (or is it a?) right article? In addition to our own Baruch writing guides, we’ve created this archive of our favorite resources from other sites. You can browse by topic below, or search our site by keyword.
The writing process
Don’t know where to start? Or need help in creating a polished final piece? Below are some useful resources to help you understand your assignment, get some ideas down on the page, and revise and proofread your writing.
Analysis and argument
Structure & organization
From introductions to conclusions, and everything in between, read below to learn more about creating structure in writing that showcases and supports your ideas.
Grammar, punctuation & mechanics
Grammar not only affects our clarity, but also can add authority, enhance meaning, and create a more sophisticated voice. Check out the following links for a list of common concerns arranged by subject as well as commonly asked questions and practice quizzes.
Clarity & style
Writing in the disciplines
Professional writing & presentations
General sources and reference
|Useful dictionaries||Oxford Learner Dictionary|
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Collocation Dictionary (common word pairs or groupings)
Visual Thesaurus (a visual map of synonyms)
Concordance Dictionary (closely related or linked words)
Word Reference Online Translator
Dictionary of American Idioms (definitions of American slang and sayings)
|General use dictionaries||Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and Thesaurus|
Oxford English Dictionary (definitions, roots, and history of words)
|Popular sites for language practice||NPR’s StoryCorps|
NPR’s Grammar Grater
Newsela (articles at different reading levels)
Breaking News English
New York Times Room for Debate
We Speak NYC
Voice of America Learning English
Tools for Clear Speech To-Go
|English language acquisition||A Short Guide for Practicing English Productively|
|Model student writing||Model Essays from Baruch College|
Model Essays from Columbia University