Summer 2014

Spring 2014 Semester– January 21, 2014- May 9, 2014

Click here for the CCRI Spring 2014 Academic Calendar


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Helpful Resources

Word Documents

In-text Citation– This document is a quick review of in-text citation using the MLA format.

Essay Structure & Prewriting Strategy – This outline for a five-paragraph paper can be a helpful review of the necessary elements of the essay.  The prewriting strategy can provide a helpful approach to organizing a meaningful composition.

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Links to Resources for Writers

The following links offer helpful resources for college writers.resourceswordle

Research Resources: Help for Research Writing
Click here for the CCRI Library
Click here for Research Paper Resources from the Writing Center at SUNY, Empire State College


Essay Resources: Help for College Writers
Click here for the CCRI Writing Center
Click here for the Purdue OWL: The Purdue University Online Writing Lab is an extensive and helpful resource for writers.


MLA Resources: Links for Proper Format
When writing papers that use outside sources, students need to credit sources to avoid plagiarism.  In most English and humanities courses, students are expected to present their papers in MLA format.  However, in social science courses, such as psychology, counseling, or criminal justice, students are expected to use the APA format. In addition to your textbook, the resources below can provide help with your formatting needs.

Click here for Prezi (online presentation) on MLA format for papers: This Prezi was originally created for some members of a former ENGL class who wanted a quick refresher on how to properly format essays for class.  This can be helpful if you forget how to format your papers.
Click here for the MLA Powerpoint: The CCRI Writing Center offers this PowerPoint presentations for students using the MLA documentation system.
Click here for the APA Powerpoint: The CCRI Writing Center offers this PowerPoint presentations for students using the APA documentation system.


Grammar Resources: Online Help & Exercises
Click  here for Grammar Girl: Quick & Dirty Tips for Better Writing: According to its founder, “Grammar Girl has tips and grammar exercises to help you learn and remember all the grammar rules on punctuation, word choice, and more.”  This site can be a great resource for specific questions that might arise as you work on your writing outside of class.  Grammar Girl offers helpful tips and guidance, such as the difference between i.e. and e.g., the correct use of the word impact, and how to write numbers in a formal essay.

The links below offer a variety of helpful grammar exercises with explanations:
Interactive Quizzes from Capital Community College
Printable exercises from Purdue OWL
Self-Paced Grammar Course from Dr. Ed Vavra


Business Writing Resources: Purdue OWL
At the links below, you will find business writing resources from The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL):
Business letter format
Accentuating the positive in business letters
Overview of business writing
Formatting strategy for business documents
The memorandum (memo)

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