Planners' Writing Exchange
An ability to clearly express ideas is crucial to success in the planning profession. Here are some online resources to use to help you improve your academic and professional writing:
- How to write an essay
- Memorandum Writing Tips
- Sentence Composition and Writing Style
- Writing with Confidence
- Avoiding Plagiarism
- Keys to Grad School Applications
- Establishing a Regular Writing Routine
- Long-Term Research as Deliberate Practice
- How to Give a Fabulous Academic Presentation
- How to Read a Book in Two Hours or Less
- Fighting Apathy in Long-term Academic Research
- Grammar 101: Adjectives, Adverbs, Article, Prepositions, oh my!
- Grammar 101: Exercises
- Grammar 102: Pronouns and Verb Tenses
- Grammar 102: Exercises
- Identifying Plagiarism
- Plagiarism Guide for Students
- The Writing Process: Outlining Tools
- The Writing Process: How to Brainstorm
- Using Logic to Argue
- Example Outlines: Purdue OWL
Resources from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:
- The Center for Writing Studies, Writer's Workshop Resources
- International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS): This site provides a good list of community resources like tutoring and International Coffee Hours on campus to help students practice their English.
Resources from other campuses:
- Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): This site includes material on basic grammer, in addition to materials like "Tips for Writing in North American Colleges," "Professional Writing in North America," and more.
- Dartmouth Writing Program: This site is similar to the Purdue Writing Lab. The link provided is to a page with a well-developed explanation of different writing styles across cultures.