Planners' Writing Exchange

An ability to clearly express ideas is crucial to success in the planning profession. Here are some online resources to use to help you improve your academic and professional writing: 

Resources from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:

Resources from other campuses:

  • Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): This site includes material on basic grammer, in addition to materials like "Tips for Writing in North American Colleges," "Professional Writing in North America," and more.
  • Dartmouth Writing Program: This site is similar to the Purdue Writing Lab. The link provided is to a page with a well-developed explanation of different writing styles across cultures.

Other Sources:

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