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Introduction to College Writing


For more tips on researching and writing effective academic essays, check out these books.

We also have many more books on the subject of writing, essay composition, and style guides in the library. Try browsing the stacks in the call number range PE1400 - PE1600 to find more.

Online Resources

There are many online resources to help you improve your writing skills. Check out these resources for writing tips, citation help and more!

Writing Commons

Writing Commons

A peer-reviewed, Open Access textbook for research and writing at college level. Chapters designed to help students improve their writing, critical thinking, and information literacy


Writing Spaces

Writing Spaces

A series of Open, peer-reviewed books and essays presenting unique views, insights and strategies for successful writing. Written by teachers for undergraduate students.


UNCThe Writing Center: UNC Chapel Hill

Writing tips and tools from UNC Chapel Hill. Includes dozens of articles and videos on writing style, grammar, citation and more!


Harvard Writing Center

Harvard College Writing Center

Strategies for academic writing from the Harvard College Writing Center. Numerous articles with practical advice on the fundamental elements of academic writing.


OWL PurduePurdue University Online Writing Lab

The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University is full of resources and instructional materials to help students with general writing, academic, college applications, citation and more.



Hemingway Editor

Learn to write like Hemingway! This fun app will help you make your writing more readable by highlighting needless words, dense passages and other stylistic faux pas.


Academic Enhancement Center

The Academic Enhancement Center at St. Francis College offers support and help to all SFC students. They offer workshops, tutoring, mentoring and other academic programs that help with the transition to the demanding workloads and complex assignments that are part of college life.

Contact Information

Room 3002 / 718-489-5226