Writing Resources

From tutoring to style guides, the resources and services below can help you strengthen your writing skills.


Tutor.com’s professional tutors are available 24/7 to provide free, online tutoring for students in the following writing-intensive courses:

  • ENGL 15
  • ENGL 202A, 202B, 202C, 202D
  • LER 100
  • MTKG 301W
  • NURS 200W
  • PHIL 103W
  • SOC 1, SOC 1 W
  • HRER 504, 505, 802
  • COMM 260
  • CEDEV 580, 596

You can chat with a tutor about your writing, or you can drop off your essay for review. Learn more about tutoring resources.

Additional Writing Resources

Penn State librarians have put together excellent citation and writing guides. Whether you need help with MLA, APA, Chicago, or another style, the Library may have the guide for you. 

Students can also learn strategies for research and writing papers through the Information Literacy tutorial provided by the Penn State Libraries. Get information ranging from choosing a research topic to identifying quality sources through these tutorials, videos, and quizzes.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a collection of resources to help you improve your grammar and learn new writing strategies. The site also provides detailed instructions on MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.

Penn State’s Engineering Department offers many tips for science and engineering writing. It also teaches the fundamentals of writing formal reports and correspondence, useful for any student.

Grammarly.com can check your papers, emails, and discussion posts for spelling and grammar errors.