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International Baccalaureate Diploma: English B


Writing Resources

OWL (Online Writing Lab)
Possibly the best academic writing site on the Internet: jam-packed with guidance, examples, tips and exercises.

Argumentative Writing
Assorted links on Argumentative Writing
The Five-Paragraph Essay Wizard
Essay Planning
Basic Guide to Essay Writing
A nice clear guide: how to build an essay around a thesis, body and conclusion.
Assorted Materials on Writing
Lots of useful stuff here.

A Basic Guide to Essay Writing
A straightforward list of the ground rules of writing
Organizing Compositions
Essays, Reports and Research Papers
A collection of links from the Lightspan Network.

Seven Steps to Effective Library Research

Miscellaneous Literature Resources

Spark Notes (Harvard University)
Excellent notes on a wide range of novels.
SuperSummary Study Guides (My thanks to Betsy Tackett for providing this link.)
Gradesaver Classic Notes
Superb study notes on numerous titles.
SCORE Cyberguides
Schools of California Online Resources for Education (SCORE): truly excellent yet free literature guides to rival the likes of Cliff's Notes and Cole's Notes.
Free Book Notes
It's amazing how many free Study Guides there are online!
Postcolonial and Postimperial Literature in English
Dictionary of Symbolism
Film Education
The film industry, censorship, analysis of recent movies etc.

Newspapers and Magazines

The Ultimate Collection - Links to Newspapers
The Independent (UK)
The Guardian (UK)
The Times (UK)
The Mirror (UK)
The Daily Mail (UK)
New York Times (with learning activities)
Washington Post
Sydney Morning Herald
New Zealand Herald
Straits Times
The New Paper (Singapore)
TIME Magazine
The New Internationalist