Here are some links dedicated to helping you improve your writing. For these resources to help you, there are three prerequisites:
- Be interested in communicating well.
- Be willing to practice as the opportunity presents itself.
- Be aware that even great writers can still find ways to improve.
Resources for Writers and Writing Instructors
This is a tremendous site created and maintained by Jack Lynch, a recent PhD graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in English Literature, now on the faculty at the University of Rutgers, Newark. You can get into this site and its many subsites and links and not come out for weeks. The site includes Lynch's own Grammar and Style Guide. About that guide he writes, "None of these rules is set in stone, and many are matters of personal preference, but all may be useful in making your writing clearer and more effective."
Elements of Style
Here you will find the full text of William Strunk's "Elements of Style" (1918). Despite its vintage, this guide is as fresh and relevant today as ever. Strunk (and later E.B. White, a student of Strunk and well-known American writer) advocated a clear, direct style.