English Department Resources

Go to the Student menu on school’s website and select “Academic Quicklinks” to get access to these and other tips.

Paragraph and Essay Sites

https://sites.google.com/site/misterdalepalmer/the-jane-schaffer-essay - Here you will find a clear explanation and example of the formal paragraph and its chunks.
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/4/17/ - With many different topics, this site offers help with writing about literature.
http://www.powayusd.com/projects/literacy/WritingWithStyle/06BasicStructure.htm - Clear and comprehensive, this site gives many tips for good essay writing.

Grammar and Usage Sites
http://www.chompchomp.com/menu.htm - Convinced that language should be enjoyed, college instructor Robin L. Simmons has created the most delightful grammar site on the Web. "The goal of the site," she says, "is to cover each type of sentence error in real depth."
http://www.aliscot.com/bigdog/ - According to Big Dog's buddy, Doc Scott, this site offers "a list of the bare essentials of grammar. These are the things that English teachers love to comment on in your papers." Particularly helpful are the self-tests at the bottom of each page.
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/exercises/ - Our favorite OWL--the Purdue University Online Writing Lab--hosts this comprehensive collection of exercises.
http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/tools/english-hs.html - A collection of general English resources on-line.
http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/everyday_writer3e/20errors/default.asp - This site (a companion to Andrea Lunsford's textbook The Everyday Writer) not only explains and illustrates the "most common surface student writing problems" but also provides exercises to help us correct those problems.

Study Skills and Habits Sites
http://www.studygs.net/ - A whole variety of online resources here will help you improve your studying.
http://academictips.org/study-skills/high-school-study-tips/ - Wondering how to improve your study habits? Look at this site.
http://www.greatschools.org/students/homework-help/322-study-skills-for-middle-school-and-beyond.gs - This site is directed to students and parents.