Writing Resources

Backing Up Ideas
Evidence (from class)
Introducing Quotations (from class)

MLA Citation
MLA Handout (from class)
MLA Citation Basics
More MLA Citation
Even MORE MLA Citation
MLA Citation Game

Pre-Writing
Brainstorming
“Guidelines for Composing”
Dialectical Notebooks

Reference Books
American Heritage Dictionary
Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Roget’s Thesaurus

Rubrics
My Rubric

Class-Generated Rubric for a Good Academic Essay:
Clear and definitive thesis
Flow
Good introduction and conclusion
Proper grammar and spelling
Active voice
Eloquence/tone
Knowing your audience
Intentional use of vocabulary
Proper citation
Thoughtful analysis
Consistent, clear structure
Rigorous use of sources
Clarity
Fulfills the assignment

Other Writing-Related Things
Writing Process
Writing at Queens
Paper Proposal Form

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