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English Language Learning (ELL) Resources

This guide provides resources to support writing, reading, and skill building.

Writing

Visit the Writing Guide to find helpful information for completing common assignments such as discussion posts, research papers, and annotated bibliographies.

Set aside time to make sure you understand the assignment requirements and email your instructor with any questions.

It is important to start your assignment early to make sure you have time to ask questions, get feedback on your writing, and meet with a tutor (if needed).

Check out the video below for tips on how to get started with writing a paper and what resources are available to help you.

Step 1:

Use Grammarly as the the first step to proof reading your paper.

  • Grammarly is a software that is free to Rasmussen students and staff.
  • Grammarly checks for grammar, mechanics, spelling, word usage, and even plagiarism.
  • Grammarly will help you build your confidence as you work towards becoming a better writer.
  • Grammarly provides instant feedback anytime because it is an automated (computerized) service

For directions on how to create a Grammarly account, click here.

For directions on how to use Grammarly's online version, click here.

For directions on how to use Grammarly's plug-in version, click here.


Step 2:

After running your assignment through Grammarly and making corrections, submit your paper to the Online Writing Lab. A real person will read your paper and provide specific feedback before sending it back to you.  This process takes 24-36 hours, so plan ahead!  The link below provides step-by-step instructions for submitting your paper.

I need feedback on my paper / editing help from the Writing Lab in the Tutoring Service.

When you receive your paper back from the Online Writing Lab it is up to you to read their feedback and make corrections.


Step 3:

If you have questions about the feedback you received from the Online Writing Lab or you want to work with someone during the writing process, we recommend you meet with a tutor through Tutor Match.  

Make an appointment by following these instructions.  Select Topic: Writing/Research then Subject: Writing Assistance on the drop down lists. 

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