Communication Across the Disciplines

Online Resources for Students

Stanford Adventures in Writing graphic-novel-style course focuses on five key concepts in writing: Academic Language; Purpose, Audience, and Context: Language as Communication; Identifying Passive and Active Voice; Punctuation: Signposts to Guide Readers; and Argument: Making and Supporting Claims.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) This site provides a wealth of resources for writing in a variety of contexts and genres, including extensive citation information for MLA and APA.

This set of writing guides from the Writing Across the Curriculum Clearinghouse includes useful resources both about writing processes and writing genres in different disciplines:

Grammar Bytes is a popular Web site that includes both explanations and exercises to help you brush up on and improve your grammar: