University of Richmond Writer's Web

Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2008

University of Richmond Writer's Web is a free online writing handbook for university students and all English learners who wish to improve their writing skills. Written by professors from the University of Richmond, the handbook guides readers through all the stages of the writing process and shows them how to write well in English.


  • Comprehensive guide to the steps involved in writing, from freewriting and brainstorming, through focusing and connecting ideas, to editing and peer editing drafts
  • Explanations of common mistakes in sentence structure and mechanics (misplaced modifiers, noun-pronoun agreement, subject-verb agreement, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, abbreviations, capitalization, punctuation)
  • Help with methods of citing sources (quotations/paraphrases) and documentation styles (APA/MLA/Turabian)
  • Introduction to writing in the disciplines (biology, theatre and dance, French, history, political science)
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