English at Onondaga Community College Resources for Students


The Purdue On-line Writing Lab

This is one of the best places on the web to access citation, grammar, and formatting rules. It also contains many great resources for writers. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/

Alan Cooper’s Homonym List

This page gives a list of most homonyms in the English language. It also contains a brief definition of each word. As many commonly confused and misspelled words are homonyms, this list can be an invaluable resource in proofreading.  http://www.cooper.com/alan/homonym_list.html

Literary Study

Dr. Wheeler’s Literary Terms and Definitions- This page contains an extensive glossary of literary terms. 


Creative Writing


American Film Institute

This is the website of one of the U.S.A.’s most important film organizations.  http://www.afi.com/

Rotten Tomatoes

This is a website that aggregates film reviews available on-line.  http://www.rottentomatoes.com/

Internet Movie Database

This database provides the basic information and plot summaries for the vast majority of films