Below is a collection of web resources RWC students have used to improve their skills.
Composition and Grammar
The OWL (Online Writing Lab) of Purdue University has created an excellent resource for English students. Valuable information is available on topics such as the writing process, grammar and mechanics, and business/professional writing. Try out their writing process page the next time you are having trouble drafting a thesis statement or are suffering from writer's block.
Another worthwhile resource is the ESC Online Writing Center. This award-winning web site was developed by professors at Empire State College in New York. They discuss vital college concepts such as academic writing and critical thinking. In addition, they provide helpful advice on writing research papers.
Be sure to check the OWL website for help with both MLA and APA documentation.
Study Guides and Strategies contains tips—in 30 languages!—on time management, preparing for and taking exams, reading efficiently, working in groups, and much, much more. . . .
The Library is an online resource too! The Los Rios Online Information System (LOIS) is the name given to the collected library works from four colleges—CRC, American River, Sac City, and Folsom Lake. Users who wish to borrow materials—books, media, etc.—from another school library may make arrangements through the on-campus Library. In addition, LOIS features an excellent collection of research databases—a real find!