Sites for Sore Eyes
|To start, some useful set of references:||Jokes at textjokes.comQuotes at quotationspage.comLink to application for CTM Award atwww.toastmasters.org/pdfs/223CTMApp.pdf
District 31 website with useful info, important dates and links at www.district31tm.org
TM Education and Awards atwww.toastmasters.org/pdfs/TMRecognition.pdf
Update your name and address at Toastmasters Headquarters atwww.toastmasters.org/infchange.asp
|A great place to get answers to questions you never even thought of asking is at the reference desk in a library; here’s a virtual one.||The Reference Desk|
|A good place to look for words to check on the proper spelling, pronunciation, and definition is the dictionary.||Merriam-Webster OnLine DictionaryCleverKeysDictionary.comCasey’s Snow Day Reverse Dictionary (and Guru)
yo! rap dictionary
|Now, you should never use a big word when a diminutive one will do, however, to find synonyms and antonyms, use a thesaurus.||Merriam-Webster OnLine ThesaurusARTFL Project: ROGET’S Thesaurus Search Form Search FormThesaurus.comPlumb Design’s Visual Thesaurus, interesting.
WordNet from New Jersey, Princeton, that is.
|The electronic equivalent of the word of the day vocabulary building calendar can be found at various locations.||Word Command Word-of-the-DayCool Word of the Day from York University, eh?Dictionary.com Word-of-the-DayMerriam-Webster Word-of-the-Day
As in all things Internet, the final word of the day from Random House is Farewell
or visit the site A.Word.A.Day. fromwordsmith
|Once you have mastered the task of spelling humongous words properly, you may wish to string those words together in some coherent fashion. Don’t underestimate the importance of correct grammar and punctuation.||A darling of a grammarsite by Professor DarlingGrammar Lady has “Typo of the Weak”The elements of style, by William Strunk, Jr.11 Rules of Writing
Associated Press Stylebook for the journalist.
OWL, The Online Writing Lab from Purdue University. It takes a tough writer to make a tender sentence.
“A list of free reference sites useful to writers”Writers Free Reference.
Research Paper Help by Jessalyn Swindoll.
GrammarNOW! A Grammar, Composition, Editing, Proofreading Resource
Vocabula Review, for those who feel “A society is generally as lax as its language.”
Vocabulary.com, the home of Vocabulary University®.
Common Errors in English by Paul Brians
|Perhaps you need a good fence to match your lovely tree.
|Poetry DailyThe Writer’s AlmanacAlliterationThe Poet Speaks of Art
The sine qua non of Boston’s haiku
|Need a thought for the day? Try someone else’s words, a piece of trivia, or other factoids, or maybe something interesting and useful from an online encyclopedia. Some web sites are antidotes to insulin shock.||Familiar quotations:…, by John Bartlett.Uselessknowledge.comPut your knowledge of trivia to work atGoldPocket.comFrom Boston.com This Day in History|
|To answer questions and get suggestions about presentations, the world wide web can be a resource.||Answers on Presentations.com|
|It’s not quite My Word! from the BBC, but it is home grown||WGBH Radio 89.5 FM presents Says you! and you might find My Word! on WBUR 90.9 FM|
|To answer frequently asked questions, (FAQ’s), about Toastmasters International, Toastmasters @ MIT put a wonderful page on the web.||Answers to Frequently Asked Questions|
|If you need contest guidance…||District 21’s Forms for running ContestsDistrict 61’s Contest Resource pageHumorous Speech Contest Rules|