College writing comes in many forms. During their college years, students may be asked to write literary essays, ethnographic observations, scientific lab reports, personal statements, job application materials, reflective writing exercises and essay exams, to name a few. Successful college writers recognize that they need to understand both their content and type of writing their assignment requires.
In addition to one-on-one instruction, the Writing Center has hundreds of books and reference guides onsite to help you with your writing. WSU students are free to visit the Writing Center to utilize these materials.
The following links are popular online resources for college writers:
- Writing in College - A Short Guide to College Writing
- Purdue OWL: Essay Writing
- Purdue OWL: Developing an Outline
- Purdue OWL: Creating a Thesis Statement
- Purdue OWL: Paragraphs and Paragraphing
- Purdue OWL: Writing Exercises
- Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide
- Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style Guide
Writing Center Reference Shelf
The Writing Center in Minne 348 maintains a library of reference sources, including dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations. Online, you can access some standard reference works.
- Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus
- Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
- Encyclopedia.com Online Encyclopedia
- Roget's Thesaurus