These OWL resources will help you with the writing process: pre-writing (invention), developing research questions and outlines, composing thesis statements, and proofreading. While the writing process may be different for each person and for each particular assignment, the resources contained in this section follow the general work flow of pre-writing, organizing, and revising. For resources and examples on specific types of writing assignments, please go to our Common Writing Assignments area.
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This excellent Writing Commons site provides links for punctuation topics, such as how to properly use commas, ellipses, apostrophes, hyphens, and parentheses. It also provides guidance on understanding restrictive and non-restrictive clauses and other sentence constructions that require punctuation.
This Walden University site describes the four types of sentences: simple, compound, complex, and compound complex. VIDEO: By scrolling or clicking a link in the left navigation bar, there is a video to demonstrate the sentence types and their elements.