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Digital Paper Products (Printable)    
Primary Writing Paper    
Secondary Writing Paper    
College Writing Paper    
     
 
Handwriting    
Handwriting Chart (Standard)    
Handwriting Directions (Standard)    
Handwriting Chart (Lower-Case Cursive)    
Handwriting Chart (Upper-Case Cursive)    
Handwriting Directions (Lower-Case Cursive)    
Handwriting Directions (Upper-Case Cursive)    
List of Handwriting Exercises    
     
 
Words: Spelling    
Complete Spelling Lists    
Spelling – UVUOWL    
Forming Plurals – UVUOWL    
Homonyms    
Homonyms Exercise Key  
     
 
Words: Usage    
Confusing Word Pairs – UVUOWL    
Confusing Words Worksheet    
Confusing Words Worksheet #1 Key  
Confusing Words Worksheet #2 Key  
Confusing Words Worksheet #3 Key  
Confusing Words Worksheet #4 Key  
Confusing Words Worksheet #5 Key  
Confusing Words Worksheet #6 Key  
Confusing Words Worksheet #7 Key  
Confusing Words Worksheet #8 Key  
Who/Whom Workshop    
     
 
Sentences: Grammar    
Nouns    
Nouns Exercise #1 Key  
Nouns Exercise #2 Key  
     
Pronouns    
Pronoun Exercise #1 Key  
Pronoun Exercise #2 Key  
     
Determiners    
Determiners Exercise #1 Key  
Determiners Exercise #2 Key  
Articles Key  
Articles – UVUOWL    
Article Worksheet #1 Key  
Article Worksheet #2 Key  
Article Worksheet #3 Key  
Indefinite Articles (A & AN)    
     
Adjectives    
Adjectives Exercise #1 Key  
Adjectives Exercise #2 Key  
     
Noun Phrases    
Noun Clauses    
     
Verbs    
Verb Exercise #1 Key  
Verb Exercise #2 Key  
Types of Verbs – UVUOWL    
Verb Tense – UVUOWL    
Present Tense    
Past Tense    
Future Tense    
Auxilliary Verbs/Helping Verbs    
Modal Auxiliaries/Modal Auxiliary Verbs    
List of Irregular Verbs    
Irregular Verbs Worksheet Key  
Verbals    
Verbals – UVUOWL    
     
Verb Phrases    
     
Adverbs    
Adverb Exercise #1 Key  
Adverb Exercise #2 Key  
List of Common Adverbs    
Adverbials    
Adverbials Exercise #1 Key  
Adverbials Exercise #2 Key  
     
Adjectives and Adverbs –UVUOWL    
Adjective and Adverbs Worksheet #1 Key  
Adjective and Adverbs Worksheet #2 Key  
Adjective and Adverbs Worksheet #3 Key  
Adjective and Adverbs Worksheet #4 Key  
     
Conjunctions (or Coordinators)    
Conjunction Exercise #1 Key  
Conjunction Exercise #2 Key  
Conjunctions – UVUOWL    
Conjunction Rules    
     
Subordinators    
Subordinators Exercise #1 Key  
Subordinators Exercise #2 Key  
     
Conjuncts (or Conjunctive Adverbs/Adverbial Conjunctions)    
     
Prepositions    
Preposition Exercise #1 Key  
Preposition Exercise #2 Key  
Prepositions – UVUOWL    
     
Prepositional Phrases    
     
Exclamations (formerly Interjections)    
Exclamation Exercise #1 Key  
Exclamation Exercise #2 Key  
     
Phrases    
Phrase Exercise Key  
Appositives    
Appositives Exercise Key  
     
Word Classes (formerly Parts of Speech)    
Word Classes Exercise #1 Key  
Word Classes Exercise #2 Key  
Word Classes Exercise #3 Key  
     
Parts of Speech – UVUOWL    
Parts of Speech Descriptions    
Parts of Speech Worksheet Key  
     
 
Sentences: Structure    
Subjects & Predicates Key  
Main/Independent & Subordinate/Dependent Clauses    
Main/Independent & Subordinate/Dependent Clauses Exercise Key  
Types of Subordinate/Dependent Clauses    
Noun Clauses    
Adverbial Clauses    
Adjective Clauses    
Kinds of Sentences (Simple, et cetera)    
Types of Sentences (Interrogative, et cetera)    
Types of Sentences Exercise Key  
Objects    
Direct Objects Worksheet #1 Key  
Direct Objects Worksheet #2 Key  
Subject Complements    
Object Complements    
Subject + Verb Identification Worksheet Key  
Basic Sentence Patterns (A)    
Basic Sentence Patterns (B) Key  
Sentence Diagramming    
Sentence Boxing    
Sentence Boxing Exercise Key  
Sentence Combining and Subordination Key  
Subject, Verbs, and Complements Worksheet Key  
Subject, Verb, and Prepositional Phrase Identification Worksheet #1 Key  
Subject, Verb, and Prepositional Phrase Identification Worksheet #2 Key  
Subject, Verb, and Prepositional Phrase Identification Worksheet #3 Key  
Subject, Verb, and Prepositional Phrase Identification Worksheet #4 Key  
     
Clause/Sentence Quiz Key  
     
 
Sentences: Agreement    
Subject + Verb Agreement    
Subject-Verb Agreement – UVUOWL    
Subject+Verb Agreement Workshop Key  
Verb Practice Worksheet Key  
Subject/Verb Agreement Worksheet #1 Key  
Subject/Verb Agreement Worksheet #2 Key  
Subject/Verb Agreement Worksheet #3 Key  
Subject/Verb Agreement Worksheet #4 Key  
Subject/Verb Agreement Worksheet #5 Key  
Subject/Verb Agreement Worksheet #6 Key  
Subject/Verb Agreement Worksheet #7 Key  
Subject/Verb Agreement Worksheet #8 Key  
Pronoun-Antecedent – UVUOWL    
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement    
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement Workshop Key  
Pronoun Case    
Pronoun Case Review Key  
Pronoun Reference Guidelines    
Pronoun Agreement Worksheet    
     
 
Sentences: Punctuation    
End Punctuation    
Basic Punctuation Rules – UVUOWL    
Why Punctuate? - USPWC    
End Marks Key  
Commas (Mandatory Use)    
Commas (Stylistic Use)    
Commas (More Mandatory Uses)    
Comma Exercise #1 Key  
Comma Exercise #2 Key  
Comma Exercise #3 Key  
Commas Rules – UVUOWL    
Comma Workshop Key  
Essential and Non-Essential Elements Key  
Semicolons    
Semicolon Exercise Key  
Semicolon Exercise #1 Key  
Semicolon Exercise #2 Key  
Semicolon Exercise #3 Key  
Conjuncts    
Colons    
Semicolons and Colons Key  
Brackets    
Apostrophes & Possessives Forms    
Apostrophe & Possessives Worksheet Key  
Apostrophe Workshop Key  
Dashes/Hyphens    
Dash/Hyphen Guidelines    
Other Punctuation Marks    
Conditionals (If/Then)    
Conditionals Exercise    
Tag Questions    
Common Sentence Problems Worksheet #1 Key  
Common Sentence Problems Worksheet #2 Key  
Comparisons Worksheet Key  
Punctuation Patterns    
Punctuation Worksheet #1 Key  
Punctuation Worksheet #2 Key  
Punctuation Worksheet #3 Key  
Quotation Marks Exercise Key  
Using Numbers (in texts)    
     
 
Sentences: Concerns    
Fragments    
Fragment Exercise #1 Key  
Fragment Exercise #2 Key  
Acceptable Fragments    
Sentence Fragments Key  
Sentence Fragment Exercises    
Sentence Fragment Worksheet #1 Key  
Sentence Fragment Worksheet #2 Key  
Sentence Fragment Worksheet #3 Key  
     
Splices (Comma Splices)    
Splices Exercise #1 Key  
Splices Exercise #2 Key  
     
Fused & Run-On Sentences    
Fused & Run-On Sentence Exercise #1 Key  
Fused & Run-On Sentence Exercise #2 Key  
Fused & Run-On Sentence Exercise #3    
     
Commas Splices, Run-Ons, and Sentences Fragments – UVUOWL    
Run-On and Comma Splices Description    
Run-On and Comma Splices Worksheet #1 Key  
Run-On and Comma Splices Worksheet #2 Key  
     
 
Grammar & Punctuation Reviews    
Final Review Key  
     
 
Grammar & Punctuation Finals    
Sample Final Key  
     
 
Paragraphs: General Characteristics    
Paragraphing    
Types of Paragraphs    
Paragraph Orientation    
Topic + Supporting Paradigm    
Basic Paragraph Format – UVUOWL    
Transitions – UVUOWL    
Consistent Verb Tense    
Consistent Voice (first, second, third)    
Consistent Tone Key  
Consistent Tone Exercise    
Consistent Mood    
Explain Complex Terms and Processes    
     
 
Style: Diction    
What is Style?    
The Collegiate Voice    
Connotation & Denotation    
Connotation & Denotation Exercise (Rated "R")    
Diction and Audience    
Using Specific Diction    
Using Strong and Precise Verbs    
Strong and Precise Verbs Exercise    
Avoiding Demonstrative Structures and Ambigious Pronouns    
Avoiding Figurative Language    
Avoiding Colloquialisms    
Avoiding Contractions    
Avoiding Sexist Language    
Avoiding Prejudicial Terminology    
Using Numbers (in texts)    
     
 
Style: Syntax    
Avoiding Expletives    
Active Voice    
Active Voice Exercise I Key  
Active Voice Exercise II Key  
Active Versus Passive Key  
Active Voice & Passive Voice – UVUOWL    
List of Past Participles Constructions    
Unpacking Sentences    
Commas (Mandatory Use)    
Commas (Stylistic Use)    
Commas (More Mandatory Uses)    
Introductory Elements Worksheet #1 Key  
Introductory Elements Worksheet #2 Key  
Punctuating Non-Essential Elements Worksheet #1 Key  
Punctuating Non-Essential Elements Worksheet #2 Key  
Infinitives    
Using Modifiers in Sentences    
Using Similar Structure    
Using Parallelism – UVUOWL    
Rhythm    
Parallelism Worksheet Key  
Using Positive Sentence Construction    
Bracketed Expressions    
Placing Transitional Expressions    
Troublesome Modifier Workshop    
Misplaced & Dangling Modifiers –UVUOWL    
Dangling Modifiers Worksheet #1 Key  
Dangling Modifiers Worksheet #2 Key  
Misplaced Modifiers Worksheet #1 Key  
Misplaced Modifiers Worksheet #2 Key  
Misplaced Modifiers Worksheet #3 Key  
Modifiers, Parallelism, and Comparison Worksheet #1 Key  
Modifiers, Parallelism, and Comparison Worksheet #2 Key  
Modifiers, Parallelism, and Comparison Worksheet #3 Key  
Modifiers, Parallelism, and Comparison Worksheet #4 Key  
Economy in Writing (Sentences) – UVUOWL    
Writing with Style – UVUOWL    
Shifts in Person Exercise #1    
Shifts in Person Exercise #2    
Shifts in Person Exercise #3    
Shifts in Person Exercise #4    
Shifts in Person Exercise #5    
Shifts in Person Exercise #6    
Transitions (for Sentences and Paragraphs)    
     
 
Style: Ornamentation/Embellishment    
Ornaments/Embellishments    
Contemporary Ornaments    
Basic Tropes    
Basic Schemes    
Intermediate Tropes    
Intermediate Schemes    
Advanced Tropes    
Advanced Schemes    
     
 
Rhetoric: Stylistics    
Stylistic Analysis    
Stylistics Exercise    
     
 
Rhetoric: Imitation    
Imitation    
Imitation Exercise    
     
 
Process: Composing    
The Aims of Composing    
The Composing Process    
Productive Composing    
Pre-Composing    
Two Types of Outlines    
Prewriting/Outlining – UVUOWL    
Clustering (Prewriting)    
Bubble Clustering (Prewriting)    
Cubing (Prewriting)    
Christensen's Method (Prewriting)    
Christensen's Method-Basic Arguments (Prewriting)    
Christensen's Method-Extended (Prewriting)    
Basic Essay Format – UVUOWL    
Re-Composing    
Revision Checklist – UVUOWL    
Introductions & Conclusions    
Introductions – UVUOWL    
Conclusions – UVUOWL    
Informal and Formal Writing    
Choices in Informal and Formal Writing    
     
 
Process: Reading    
The Reading Process    
Reading Process Exercise    
Pre-Reading Exercise    
Active Reading Exercise    
Post-Reading Exercise    
     
 
Research: Primary    
Primary Research    
Primary Sources    
Primary Sources (Informal Sketches)    
Informal Sketch Exercise    
Primary Sources (Informal Interviews)    
Primary Sources (Informal Surveys)    
Informal Surveys Exercise    
Primary Sources (Informal Focus Group)    
Primary Sources (Informal Ethnography)    
Primary Sources (Informal Case Study)    
Primary Sources (Informal Histographic Study)    
Vivid Description    
 
Research: Secondary    
Secondary Sources    
Quoting    
Paraphrasing    
Parenthetical Summaries    
Quotation Marks    
Quoting Exercise #1    
Quoting Exercise #2    
Quotation Marks Exercise Key  
MLA Format – UVUOWL    
MLA Parenthetical Citations/In-Text Cited Material    
MLA Bibliographic Citations/Works Cited Material    
MLA Parenthetical Citations (alt)    
MLA Bibliographic Citations (alt)    
MLA Bibliographic Citations Exercise Key  
Using Internet Sources    
Signal Phrases    
Plagiarism    
Avoiding Plagiarism – UVUOWL    
MLA Documentation/Punctuation Exercise Key  
Quotation Marks & Italics – UVUOWL    
Paraphrasing Exercise    
Capitalization and Titles - UVUOWL    
Capitalization and Titles    
Capitalization and Titles Exercise Key  
Capitalization Guidelines    
Capitalization Worksheet Key  
Titles Key  
APA Format – UVUOWL    
APA Parenthetical Citations/In-Text Cited Material    
APA Bibliographic Citations/Works Cited Material    
APA Bibliographic Citations Exercise Key  
APA Documentation/Punctuation Exercise Key  
Chicago/Turabian – UVUOWL    
     
 
Composing: Narratives    
Narratives    
Vivid Description    
Narrative Techniques    
     
Autobiographies    
Literacy Autobiography Scaffold    
     
 
Composing: Exposition    
Summaries    
Summaries Exercise    
Summary Scaffold    
Templates for Summaries    
Sample Summary [APA]    
     
Syntheses    
Synthesis Scaffold    
Sample Synthesis [APA]    
Templates for Syntheses    
     
Abstracts    
Annotated Bibliographies    
Annotated Bibliography Scaffold    
     
Expositions    
Drafting Exposition (Comparison/Contrast)    
 
Composing: Arguments    
Basic Arguments w/o Counterarguments    
Templates for Basic Arguments    
Intermediate Arguments w/Counterarguments    
Problem-Solution Argument Forms    
Arguments from Definition (Advanced-Level Arguments)    
Arguments from Cause and Effect (Advanced-Level Arguments)    
Arguments from Evaluation (Advanced-Level Arguments)    
Arguments from Narrative Advanced-Level Arguments)    
Arguments from Proposal (Advanced-Level Arguments)    
Toulminian Arguments    
Toulminian Argument Diagram    
Informal Toulminian Argument Example    
Claims    
Thesis Statements – UVUOWL    
Qualifying Claims    
Natural Support    
Artificial Support    
Artificial Support - Ethos    
Artificial Support - Pathos    
Artificial Support - Logos    
Artificial Support (Appeals)    
Common Fallacies    
Argument Scaffold (Basic-Level)    
Argument Scaffold (Intermediate-Level)    
Pro-Sol Argument Scaffold    
Arguments from Definition Scaffold    
Arguments from Cause and Effect Scaffold    
Arguments from Evaluation Scaffold    
Arguments from Narrative Scaffold    
Arguments from Proposal Scaffold    
Establishing Ethical Character    
Using Logic    
Using Emotions    
Argumentative Fallacies    
Logical Fallacies    
Logical Fallacies – UVUOWL    
Counterarguments    
Argument Pathway    
 
Rhetoric: Analysis    
Contextualization (Journalistic)    
Contextualizing Rhetoric    
Contextualization (Rhetorical Triangle)    
Contextualization (Dramatistic Pentad)    
Contextualization (Dramaturgical Model)    
     
Textual Analysis    
Textual Analysis Scaffold    
Textual Analysis – UVUOWL    
     
Rhetorical Analyses    
Texts for Analysis: John Fitzgerald Kennedy's Inaugural Address    
Texts for Analysis: The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States    
Rhetorical Analysis Scaffold    
Templates for Rhetorical Analyses    
     
Structural Analysis Exercise (Identifying the Components of a Text)    
     
 
Composing: Evaluations    
Evaluations    
Writing Evaluations Exercise    
     
Text Responses    
Text Response Scaffold    
Sample Text Response [APA]    
Templates for Text Responses    
     
 
Composing: Literary Analyses    
Basic Literary Analyses    
Literary Analyses Exercise    
Literary Terms – UVUOWL    
Textual Analysis – UVUOWL    
     
 
Composing: Other Academic Documents    
Writing for Philosophy – UVUOWL    
     
 
Composing: Professional Documents    
Letters    
Letters of Application (Cover Letters)    
Cover Letters – UVUOWL    
Resumes – UVUOWL    
Resumes    
Reference Sheets – UVUOWL    
Business Word Choice – UVUOWL    
Conference Abstracts and Proposals – UVUOWL    
Business Writing – UVUOWL    
Memos    
Reports    
Proposals    
Grants    
Decimal Numbering    
     
 
Composing: Scientific & Technical Communication    
Abstracts    
IMRAD    
Writing Abstracts    
User Documentation    
User Manual/Product Manual    
     
 
Composing: The Affordances of the Visual    
Spacing and Characters    
Visuals    
Imaging    
Visual Design Process    
Basic Design Principles    
Other Design Principles    
Organic and Inorganic Design    
Layout    
Grid Design    
Basic Grid Forms    
Type    
Intermediate Typography    
Color    
Intermediate Color    
Lines, Rules, and Borders    
Shapes, Objects, and Graphics    
Numerical Tables    
Visual Ornamentation    
Visual Argument    
Visual Disorders and Readability    
Neurological Disorders and Readability    
Integrating Visuals with Text    
Creating Charts and Graphs    
     
 
Composing: The Affordances of Sound    
Audio Recording