Department of English
Writing and Reference
Click below for the superb collection of writer's resources from the GMU Writing Center: George Mason English Department online writing guide with tips from Mason English Department faculty

Excellent grammar and style advice, along with quizzes to check yourself on what you've learned, from Capital Community College. 
More writing tips from the Writing Workshop at Cornell University (where I was a writing tutor in the mid-80s). 

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My suggestions for close reading

Zotero free bibliographic software (a product of George Mason's Center for History and New Media)

The fruicte at firste is sower, till time give pleasante taste: 
And verie rare is that attempte, that is not harm'd with haste. 
Perfection comes in time, and forme and fashion gives: 
And ever rashenes, yeeldes repente, and most dispised lives. 
Then, alter ofte, and chaunge, peruse, and reade, and marke: 
The man that softlie settes his steppes, goes safest in the darke.
But if that thirst of fame, doe pricke thee forthe too faste: 
Thou shalt (when it is all to late) repente therefore at laste. 
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