Writing the Paper
Citation, Style, and Sentence Level Concerns
Specific Writing Assignments
Paul Brians, a Professor of English at Washington State University, has assembled a truly superb set of pages about "Common Errors in English" (he has a book too), which he defines as "deviations from the standard use of English as judged by sophisticated users such as professional writers, editors, teachers, and literate executives and personnel officers". Mr. Brians makes it very clear that "You have the right to express yourself in any manner you please, but if you wish to communicate effectively, you should use nonstandard English only when you intend to, rather than fall into it because you dont know any better", and his site is dedicated to helping you be an informed and resourceful user of the English Language.
Also included is a list of "Non-Errors" ("Those usages people keep telling you are wrong but which are actually standard in English."), a short essay on "Errors Caused by Over-Reliance on Spelling Checkers", and a variety of resources that make these pages worth your while to wander through.
Professor Charles Darling, and Capital Community College, provide a Guide to Grammar and Writing.
The Des-Moines Writing Center/Learning Commons is offering 1-credit summer internships to students wNew Location!
The Ellensburg Learning Commons has moved from Hertz Hall to our new location in the Brooks LibraryWe Moved!
Last fall, the Ellensburg Learning Commons, including the Math Center and the Writing Center, moved