ABOUT THESE RESOURCES
Although we have general-purpose dictionaries available in the center, the dictionaries at each station are LEARNER'S DICTIONARIES. We appreciate the easy-to-grasp definitions and examples that learner's dictionaries provide, and we find them especially helpful for English language learners. One learner’s dictionaries you can find on line: learnersdictionary.com
A THESAURUS can help you find words that have similar meanings and introduce variety into your vocabulary: merriam-webster.com (This link will also take you to a standard general-purpose dictionary.)
Each station has a binder that contains all of the SBCC WRITING CENTER HANDOUTS. These are also available online. Feel free to download them and print them out.
We don't have enough COLLOCATION DICTIONARIES to keep one at every station, but we sometimes wish we did. Collocation dictionaries help English language learners find words that go together in English, which can help them sound more like native speakers. ozdic.com
The writer's HANDBOOK chosen by the English department at City College is A Writer's Resource: A Handbook for Writing and Research. Although it is not available online, both of these resources have similar kinds of information.
We also keep a binder with TUTOR RESOURCES that includes the following:
- information on the Academic Counseling Center
- English Course Descriptions,
- and English SLOs.