When you are writing a paper and need help, where do you turn? You may turn to your instructor. But what if your instructor is not available? You are likely to turn to the internet to find help. The internet is full of great resources for academic writing. One of those resources is called Purdue Owl.
Take some time and review the many resources found on this website. From the writing process and research helps to comma usage, basic grammar and spelling rules, the Purdue Owl has so much to offer. There is even some specific help for ESL students and job-seekers.
The OwL does provide some exercises to practice various grammar and punctuation rules; however, to my knowledge none of them are interactive. In other words, to use them, one must print out a handout.
To explore all that the Purdue Owl has to offer, click on the image below.
Note: To find the comma rules, go to "General Writing." Then, click on "Punctuation." Then, click on "Commas."
My name is Craig, and I've been teaching English for many years. I initially created this site for my students, but all English learners are welcome. I hope you find something helpful to you. Feel free to leave suggestions or ideas in the Comments section under any entry.