DSC-UCF Writing Center Presentations
Comma confusion? Check out this presentation on when to use commas (and semi-colons) in lists, for introductory or parenthetical elements, and to fix run-ons or comma splices.
Ever been told to never, ever use passive voice? Watch this Prezi to see the difference between active and passive voice, how to change from one to the other, and the purposes for each.
Websites for Language Concerns
Navigate through clever podcasts, brief articles, and helpful answers to questions about grammar, punctuation, word, choice, & style.
Browse different concerns of college writers, including: active/passive voice, cohesion, dangling modifiers, integrating quotations, sentence structure and punctuation, pronouns, style, verb tenses, tone, and word use.
Test your knowledge with interactive exercises and handouts for language issues, with videos and slide presentations as well.
Choose from over 40 free quizzes on grammar, usage, vocabulary, and writing.
An online graphical dictionary: “Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate.”
This online dictionary is great for learners of American English: type in a word to find not only a definition, but also similar words and meanings, usage examples, pronunciation, and more.