Useful websites for English students

Check your work!

Clarity and Style

Pick up run on sentences, comma splices, and overly long sentences, as well as improving clarity and style using Hemingway Apphttp://hemingwayapp.com 

Plagiarism

While Turnitin is the industry leader in plagiarism detection, it is expensive. Free checkers are available but I recommend checking work in more than one to be thorough.  I use http://smallseotools.com/plagiarism-checker/ and http://www.quetext.com/. You can also compare two texts at http://www.copyscape.com/compare.php. Most of these are just automated Google searchers.

Generally I avoid using https://www.grammarly.com/plagiarism-checker because it’s always been quite painful to use in practice and it requires login.

Referencing

There are many online bibliography generators but Cite This For Me is the best. I do encourage senior students to use Word’s referencing functions, however, to prepare them for university. http://citethisforme.com.