Los Angeles Valley College

Writing Resources

Grammar Concepts and Study Skills


The following links offer help with punctuation, verb tenses, sentence construction, style, etc.


This website has free tutorials and quizzes to help you practice grammar and mechanics: http://www.chompchomp.com/menu.htm


For conscise explanations and exercises that addressing some of the most common grammar mistakes such as when to use that vs. which, affect vs. effect, and lie vs. lay: Professor Gibson's Wonderful World of Editing


This website is a wonderful resource for students who are new to English or students who want to improve their grammar skills. The website is broken down by levels and offers a variety of puzzles, quizzes, and games to make the learning process interesting for all ages. Highly recommended:http://a4esl.org/


This is another website that offers those interested in puzzles, anagrams and word games to better grasp the inner workings of the English language: www.manythings.org/


You can subscribe to this newsletter and get free advise on improving your writing skills: http://www.betterwritingskills.com/newsletter.html


This website provides detailed information about all aspects of grammar: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/


Learning Strategies and Study Skills


For help with study skills and learning strategies, visit the following site: http://www.studygs.net/


College of the Canyons has a dynamic, interactive website to help students become expert learners: Virtual Learning Lab