General Resources

Career Services: The place to start when negotiating the job search process.

The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL): An excellent resource for all types of writing

Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing: This site gives some pretty good explanations of usage.

ESL Resources

Intensive English Language Program

Self Study Quizzes for ESL Students: A site containing many self-paced exercises to help ESL students improve their English language skills. Also includes links to similar quiz sites on the web.


Hogue, Ann. The Essentials of English: A Writer’s Handbook. White Plains: Pearson Education, Inc., 2003.

Langosch, Sydney L. Writing a Research Paper American Style: An ESL/EFL Handbook. Hauppauge: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., 1996.

Longman Dictionary of American English. Essex: Pearson Education Limited, 2004.

Oxford Collocations Dictionary for Students of English. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Swales, John M. and Christine B. Feak. Academic Writing for Graduate Students: A Course for Nonnative Speakers of English. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1994.

Affiliated Programs

Department of English

Program in Writing and Critical Inquiry

New York State Writers Institute

Program in Journalism