We all appreciate support as we grow as readers, writers, teachers, and speakers. To this end, we provide the list of resources below to help you enhance your practice, advance your craft, and achieve your goals. Enter a keyword to find a specific resource, or use the dropdown filters to browse by audience, type of resource, or location.


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Begun in 1971 by Michael Hart at the University of Illinois, Project Guttenberg puts full texts of books onto the web for free.  Over fifty thousand e-books are currently available on the site, and hundreds more are added each week.
The Purdue OWL (online writing lab) is the most thorough and useful website many CWP instructors have ever encountered.  In addition to extremely helpful practice exercises for students, the OWL offers downloadable handouts on a vast variety of writing and research topics, including ESL, professional writing, general writing concerns, and grammar.
We offer here an annotated bibliography of articles, studies, surveys, and blog posts centered in various ways on the question of how people engage with digital texts, often in comparison to printed texts.
The service is located in the Doe Reference Center on the second floor of Doe Memorial Library. Students can make half-hour appointments for assistance with library research projects in the humanities and social sciences.
Roget's Thesaurus is the resource for writers looking for the right word.
The Office of Educational Development provides tip sheets that include general considerations for scientific presentations, a delivery checklist, and advice for effective public speaking.
A clearinghouse for information about literary events in addition to a being a place to search for a writing group or book club, the SF Station Literary Arts site also features interviews with local writers.
SFF Chronicles Network is a forum for discussion of science fiction and fantasy. The website allows writers to post pieces for critique and feedback by members.
Small Press Distribution is one of the only book distributors in the world dedicated to distributing fiction, poetry, and nonfiction from small presses. The catalog is available online, and their West Berkeley location offers occasional warehouse sales and author events.
Story Hour is a prose reading series hosted by English department faculty Vikram Chandra and Melanie Abrams, featuring distinguished writers from the Bay Area and beyond. Readings take place once a month on a Thursday evening.
Sponsored by the Bartleby project, Elements of Style is considered by some to be the most effective and handy style manual for writers.
The Student Learning Center offers tutoring in writing for all undergraduate courses. Weekly individual tutoring and writing workshops support students taking R&C courses. Students in other writing-intensive courses may take advantage of drop-in, by-appointment, and limited individual tutoring. If you have a student who needs writing help that you cannot provide, this is the place to start. 
There are numerous student-run publications and media organizations on the Berkeley campus—ranging from literary, humorous, and academic to ethnic, cultural, and political, and including a daily student newspaper and an award-winning yearbook. These publications seek submissions of all kinds—poetry, essays, articles, and stories—from Berkeley undergraduates.
The Teaching Library provides guides that offer examples and general rules for MLA, APA, and Chicago-Turabian style citations, including useful tutorials.
In this brief bibliography of sources that don’t specifically reference digital reading, we’ve selected some that offer useful reminders for teaching critical reading and for cultivating reflective reading practices that still remain highly relevant and useful for the digital age.
This annual list suggests summer reading for UC Berkeley incoming freshmen. It includes synopses and personal reactions to the listed books by various people from around campus, in order to help students decide which they might want to read.
The site offers information about teaching Reading & Composition at UC Berkeley, including course preparation, sample syllabi, and leading discussions.
TESL-EJ is a fully refereed academic journal devoted to research in English as a Second or Foreign Language.
The home page for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, TESOL is a valuable resource for students and instructors. The TESOL site includes information about the annual TESOL convention, as well as information for those interested in becoming instructors in TESOL.
Toastmasters has had a presence on the UC Berkeley campus since 1987, helping members develop effective public speaking skills.