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Leadership Communication Skills Center (LCSC)

The LCSC is a written and oral communications resource for Marine Corps University's degree-granting programs.

Learning the Essentials

Organizing an Essay

University of Toronto's Writing Center put together guidelines and techniques for planning a well-written essay.

On Structure and Organization

Learn the organizational basics of writing with this thorough guide from Dartmouth College's Institute for Writing and Rhetoric.

Improving Sentence Clarity

Purdue Online Writing Lab's guide to creating clear and concise sentences through using the active voice, transitional words and other tricks.

Transitions: Building Bridges Between Ideas

Learn to transition between ideas, sentences and paragraphs with this handout from The Writing Center at University of Colorado-Denver.

Writing Concisely

Streamlined writing is the best kind. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Writing Center shares tips on writing concise copy.

Developing a Thesis Statement

Crafting an effective thesis statement can be the structural centerpiece of any paper. This handout from Ohio State University's Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing outlines how to transform a topic into a thesis statement.

Beginning the Academic Essay

Harvard College Writing Center's guide on how to introduce a topic in an essay, also explores orienting your reader, focusing the essay and other writing strategies.

Grammar Girl

"Your friendly guide to the world of grammar, punctuation, usage, and fun developments in the English language." - See more at:

"Your friendly guide to the world of grammar, punctuation, usage, and fun developments in the English language."

Writing Rules! Advice From The Times on Writing Well

Some of the world's greatest writers share their ideas on the craft. Learn how to write without "zombie nouns and verbs" and other grammar tips.

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