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Helpful Resources for Independent Study

Daily Grammar
Guide to Writing and Grammar (Darling)

Guide to Grammar, Punctuation, and Vocabulary

Moutoux' Guide to Sentence Diagramming
Purdue University Online Grammar
Getting an A on an English Paper (Lynch-Rutgers U.)​

Glossary of Literary and Rhetorical Terms (Lynch-Rutgers U.)​
Understanding Plagiarism
(from Capital Community College)​

Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names

Developing an Argument: Writing a Scholarly Paper

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