Academic Resources for English Students

The Top Twenty Errors

The Top Twenty Errors (formerly of St. Martin's Handbook fame). Students should strive to edit their own work to remove these from their writing.

Purdue Online Writing Lab

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): the greatest thing since sliced bread

We recommend Purdue's OWL site for reference in research, as well as general help in many aspects of English mechanics, reading, and writing. The following pages will be of particular importance for English students of all levels at New Hope.

Avoid Plagiarism

  • Preventing Plagiarism (OWL)
  • Plagiarism Tutorial, including a pre-and post-test
    • Fill in the information at the end of the test to email the results to your tutor. All New Hope tutors' emails are

Finding Books and Articles For Research

  • Google Books often has previews of multiple pages of recent and older books. 
  • often gives you a preview of a number of pages, too.
  • JSTOR is a database for finding academic journal articles. You need to gain access through a local college or library.

Course-specific Resources

Classical Literature, writing

The Iliad

American Literature, Writing

Intermediate Literature, Writing

Middle School Literature, Writing