WLC English Language Resource Guide

Dorothy H. Hoover Library @ OCAD U

Recommended Style Guides

2009 MLA Style Guide (from Purdue University)

Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design Writing Centre (ECIAD)

  • Handouts specifically for art and design students, including on writing artists’ statements and gallery reviews
  • Handouts on general academic writing concerns, with examples taken from art and design topics

Purdue University's On-line Writing Lab (OWL)

  • Extensive collection of clear, concise handouts on both grammar and general writing concerns

Writing at the University of Toronto (U of T)

  • Good orientation to the goals and expectations of writing at university, including handouts on interpreting assignments, critical reading, and taking notes from research reading
  • Excellent handouts from University College on quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing

The Writing Centre, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)

  • Excellent handouts on introductions and conclusions, revising, proofreading, and essay structure

Resources for Writers at Indiana University

  • Good handouts on developing outlines and thesis statements

The Writing Centre at Colorado State University

  • Includes very comprehensive “writing guides” with detailed advice on every aspect of the writing process and critical thinking
  • Covers topics not often addressed by writing centres, such as writing about empirical research, or using graphics in written assignments

Dartmouth College Institute for Writing & Rhetoric

  • Includes specialized handouts on writing in specific disciplines