The following Links and comments are from Del Shortliffe’s website
Thank you, Del
|This is a serious site written in an entertaining style. It offers
notes on word origins, strange diction, idiomatic phrases, and rules of
usage. Coming from England, it covers many expressions we don't use
in the U.S. but still offers us a lot and will often respond to individual
questions about particular words or phrases.
|Although its list of authors and texts is not truly exhaustive, this
is a deservedly famous site--a wonderful place to find books online.
Tolstoy's whole "Anna Karenina" is available here. All of Shakespeare
is linked. Walt Whitman has a prominent place. And the site
includes outstanding research aids and excellent guidelines for you writing.
|This is an excellent source for grammar guidance. It even contains
PowerPoint lessons [on "independent vs. dependent clauses," and "diagramming
sentences" for instance] and links to other helpful sites.
|WRITING LOGICAL ANALYSIS
|This site, by Dr. James Pryor, a philosophy professor at Harvard, wonderfully
explains what kind of logic, grammar, structure and voice
characterize good analytic writing. Though he of course focuses
on writing for philosophy courses, his standards apply to much of what
applaud in Blind Brook English courses.
|CITING ONLINE SOURCES
|How to credit online research sources continues to cause some confusion.
The Blind Brook library is your best source of information on how to cite
sources in your work for school, but this website offers guidance when
you're working at home.