Rhetoric and Composition
Department Chair:
Laurie McMillin

Phone: (440) 775-6601
Fax: (440) 775-8619

Rice 116
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Helpful Writing Resources

Helpful Writing Resources
  • Oberlin College Department of Rhetoric & Composition -- handouts prepared by Oberlin College faculty for their students.
  • You'll be hard-pressed not to find what you're looking for at the CCTE Online Resources for Writers: some of the links include Guide to Grammar and Writing, Guide to Writing Research Papers, Elements of Style, Cybercomp, FAQs about Copyediting, Writing the Argumentative Essay and the sassy Grammar Girl.
  • Purdue's Resources for Writers page contains one of the best and most comprehensive handouts on topics on just about any grammatical issue, from parts of speech to apostrophes to dangling modifiers, as well as useful guides to more general writing concerns, such as English as a Second Language, Coping With Writer's Block, and Citing Sources.
  • Resources for Writers and Writing Instructors contains a wide-ranging list of sites including HyperGrammar, Anti-Pedantry Page, copyediting guides, the Its versus It's page and the lyrics to Schoolhouse Rock's Grammar Rock Series.
  • Harvard University's Writing Center.
  • The University of Minnesota's Writing Center offers clear and succinct handouts on writing techniques as well. Here you can find advice on thesis development, gender-fair language and writing lab reports.
  • Three virtual writing labs that make an authoritative guide to employing specific grammar, style and form strategies to make good writing great.