Writing Links

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How To Write Letters

The Writing Process

College Writing II

Writing an Essay

English Comp I and II

Grammar Help

Schoolhouse Rock, Grammar Rocks grammar help. You know the songs, learn along!

Communications Lab

Smarthinking

The Absolute--anthology

News Writing

News Research Databases

Interviewing

The Pioneer student newspaper

Broadcast

Public Relations

Classcasts

Writing Press Releases

Film/Video

Speech

Reading

Library

Fun Links

 

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Steps in the Writing Process:

Prewriting

Drafting

Editing/Revising

Proofreading

 

Paragraph and Essay Writing Links For College Writing II

   Paragraph Multimedia Presentation

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The assignment as outlined in the department syllabus

How to write a descriptive paragraph and an example

 

The assignment as outlined in the department syllabus

An example of a short narrative

Another example of a short narrative

One explanation of how to write a longer narrative paragraph assignment and an example

 

The assignment as outlined in the department syllabus

Illustrative Paragraph Example

Another Way to Write the Illustrative Paragraph and example

 

The assignment as outlined in the department syllabus

Example of a Comparison Paragraph

Example of a Contrast Paragraph

 

The assignment as outlined in the department syllabus

Example of a Cause Paragraph

Example of an Effect Paragraph

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Click here for some brief notes and one take on essay writing

 

How to build a Five-Paragrpah Essay

 

The assignment as outlined in the department syllabus

Example of a Persuasive Essay

Another Way to Write the Persuasive Essay

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Grammar Sites

Grammar Help-A great site for practice with Grammar. Sample self-grading tests and more. It's great for your CWI and CWII Classes

Online English Grammar

 

 

Plagiarism Self-Test

Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Recognize It and Avoid It (Indiana University)

 

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Writing Links For News Writing I

 

 

YOUR COURT/TRIAL STORY--Click here to go to the site to post your court story and read others.

 

NOTE***Some of these links will open as Word Documents

What is News?

Getting Sources to Talk

Writing the Story

AP Style

Inverted Pyramid

Attribution

Leads

More leads

Writing Multi-element stories

Dirty Dozen Errors to watch out for

 

Interviewing--audio files

Sample Interview1:--Listen to a sample interview about public relations and getting media attention. It's great info! Be sure to CLICK THE PURPLE PLAY BUTTON at the top of the page to play the interview

Sample Interview 2:--Listen to a sample interview about public event planning here. It's great info! CLICK THE PURPLE PLAY BUTTON at the top of the page to play the interview

 

These News Writing links will open as Web Pages

 

The best journalism links page I've ever seen--from OSU. It's got it all!

 

The Superstar of Nosey Research links--101 links to help you keep digging deeply into public records and check facts. WOW!

  The Pioneer Online

NEWSROOM 101-- Take all 50 spelling/editing tests and watch your skills grow!

AP Style Quiz--take this and master AP style. It's tricky!

YOUR COURT/TRIAL STORY--Click here to go to the site to post your court story and read others.

Open Meetings

Open Records

Libel

Ethics

 

Public Relations

Writing a Press Release --Click here for a sample Press Release

Press Release Writing Tips-Click here for a "How To" guide for writing releases

Sample Interview1:--Listen to a sample interview about public relations and getting media attention. It's great info! Be sure to CLICK THE PURPLE PLAY BUTTON at the top of the page to play the interview

Sample Interview 2:--Listen to a sample interview about public event planning here. It's great info! CLICK THE PURPLE PLAY BUTTON at the top of the page to play the interview

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General Help for All Writers

Grammar Help-A great site for practice with Grammar. Sample self-grading tests and more. It's great for your CWI and CWII Classes

Online English Grammar

 

 

Plagiarism Self-Test

Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Recognize It and Avoid It (Indiana University)

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News Writing Research Databases

Click the link below to go to the Oklahoma County Courthouse Records Search.

http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/start.asp?viewType=

 

Click the link below to look up an inmate in the Oklahoma County jail.

http://www.oklahomacounty.org/cosheriff/

 

Click the link below to look up someone's tickets or warrants records in the Oklahoma City Municipal court.

Http://www.okc.gov/query.html?courts/index.html

 

 

Click the link below to look up someone's records with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections-those incarcerated or previously incarcerated in Oklahoma.

Http://docapp8.doc.state.ok.us/servlet/page?_pageid=395&_dad=portal30&_schema=PORTAL30

 

Daily Oklahoman Research

 

Click the link below to go to research the archives for The Daily Oklahoman

http://www.occc.edu/library/Articles.html

Then Click on the Oklahoman and Past Issues.

You may be directed for an ID and password if off campus. Your ID is your student ID number on your identification card, and your password is your Month and Day of birth, such as 1217.

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 Links for your enjoyment and entertainment

 Student Publication Opportunities

Scribendi: A Forum for Collegiate Art and Literature. University of New Mexico. Early November deadline.


Student Essay Contests

The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest: yearly (December deadline)

The Norton Scholar's Prize: yearly (April deadline)

Yale Anglers' Journal: yearly (March 15 deadline)

 

Fun Sites

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The Writing Process

College Writing II

Writing an Essay

English Comp I and II

Grammar Help

Communications Lab

Smarthinking

The Absolute

News Writing

News Research Databases

Interviewing

The Pioneer student newspaper

Broadcast

Public Relations

Writing Press Releases

Film/Video

Speech

Reading

Library

Fun Links

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