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The following links will take you to practice tests for the ACT Tests in Reading and English, to Writing Topics for the TOEFL Test of Written English (these can be used for additional practice for the ACT Writing Test), to multiple choice reading tests created by Phillip Townsend, and to a site where you can practice your writing skills online.

ACT Practice Tests

TOEFL Writing Test Topics--NOTE: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view this file. You can download this program for free at

The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing

Phillip Townsend's Multiple Choice Practice Tests

Learn How To

The following links will take you to information on how to put together a research paper. This information includes how to find a topic, how to begin the research process, how to write an introduction, a body and a conclusion.

Steps in the Research Process

Step One

Step Two

Step Three

Step Four

Step Five

Step Six

The Writing Process from Start to Finish
Each of the following subdivisions contains links that will teach you how to move through the process of writing an essay from start to finish:

Writing a Thesis Statement

Thesis Statement

Introductions and Thesis Statements

Writing the Introduction

The First Draft: Writing an introduction-from the Purdue OWL

Introductions and Conclusions--from The Writing Center

The Structure Of An Introduction from The UVic Writer's Guide

Sample Introductions from The Writing Center

Writing an Outline of the paper


The Structure of the Outline

Writing the Body of the paper

The Body of the Essay

Body Paragraphs

Organization and Style

Methods Of Organizing Your Essay


Logic and Argument

Audience and Tone

Paragraph Unity

Everything you ever wanted to know about Paragraphs

Writing the Conclusion

Strategies for Writing a Conclusion


Ending the Essay: Conclusions

Writing a Conclusion

Editing and Proofreading the Essay


General Proofreading Strategies

General Strategies for Editing and Proofreading

Five Editing Principles

Editing and Proofreading Strategies for Revision

Revision: From First to Final Draft

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