Writing Resources

For most of us, writing doesn't come easily. But we've compiled the following links that will help you be successful at every stage of the writing process.

Useful Handouts

PowerPoint Presentations

The Writing Lab staff has created a variety of interactive PowerPoint presentations, which can be used as independent online workshops for students or by instructors for in-class presentations.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Although few students deliberately present the work of others as their own, the problem is of such concern and complexity that we offer the following links to help students avoid both the conscious and unconscious misuse of material.

Research Papers

Grammar Help

Need a Quote?

  • The Quotations Page: A fun site that offers a quote of the day, a quotation search, and even a random quote.
  • Quoteland: This site offers humorous quotations, literary quotations, and quotations by topic.

Resumes and Applications

Useful Texts

The following linked texts are worth a visit!

Online writing assistance

If you are a COS student enrolled in an Etudes-based online course, you should have access to the Online Writing Lab in your Etudes workspace. If the "OWL" tab doesn't appear in your workspace, please contact us at writinglab@siskiyous.edu or call (530) 938-5325(530) 938-5325.