WRT 1010: College Composition I


CREDO Reference (Concept Maps and numerous language dictionaries)

Selected Titles on Report Writing


Writing Papers in Psychology: a student guide to research reports, literature reviews, proposals, posters and handouts/ Ralph L. Rosnow. Belmont, CA: Thompson, 2006.
BF76.7 R67 2006

The Psychologist’s Companion: a guide to writing scientific papers for students and researchers/ Robert and Karin Sternberg. New York: Cambridge U Press, 2010.
BF76.8 S73 2010

Writing in Sociology/ Mark Edwards. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2012.
HM569 E39 2012

Nine Steps to a Quality Research Paper/ Harry Stuurmans. Worthington, OH: Linworth, 1994.
LB1047.3 S78 1994

Writing for Academic Success: a postgraduate guide/ Gail Craswell. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2005
LB2369 C73 2005

Yale Daily News Guide to Writing College Papers/ Justin M. Cohen et al. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.
LB2369 C595 2000

Writing Research Papers: a complete guide/ James D. Lester. New York: Longmans, 2005.
LB2369 L4 2005

The Research Paper: process, form, and content/ Audrey J. Roth. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1999.
LB2369 R66 1999

The Undergraduate Research Handbook/ Gina Wisker. New York:  Macmillan, 2009.
LB2369 W57 2009

A Short Guide to College Writing/ Sylvan Barnet et al. New York: Longman, 2002.
WPE1408 B4315 2002

Academic Writing for Graduate Students: essential tasks and skills/ John M. Swales. Ann Arbor: U of M Press, 2004.
PE1408 S7836 2004

A Short Guide to Writing about Biology/ Jan A. Pechenik. New York: Longman, 2001.
QH304 P43

Electronic Books (accessed through library catalog)

Exploring College Writing Dan Melzer, London:  Equinox, 2011.

Write Great Essays/ Peter Levin. Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2009.


The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University (OWL) (large variety of writing resources and style guides)

The Undergraduate Writing Center at the University of Texas (printable handouts on a variety of grammar and composition topics)

Center for Communication Practices at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (advice on styles of writing, etc.)

Principles of Composition – The Writing Process & Guide to Grammar and Writing (hosted by Capital Community College, Hartford, CT)

Grammar Resources on the Web: University of Chicago Writing Program

Merriam-Webster Online (English dictionary with audio pronunciation)

The Online Slang Dictionary (maintained by Walter Rader)

The Elements of Style (William Strunk’s classic on English usage and composition hosted on the website in its 1918 form)

Common Errors in English (Washington State University Professor of English, Paul Brians, popular web site on correct usage; click on “Go to list of errors” in the middle of the page)

Logical Fallacies (a tutorial and compendium of errors in reasoning created by Dr. Michael C. Labossiere and hosted by The Nizkor Project)

Madonna University Library's Citation Guides (links to a variety of citation formats, e.g. APA, MLA, etc.)

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