Almost all colleges and universities have a writing center or a tutoring center that offers help with writing. Although non-students do not have access to some of those writing center resources, like one-on-one writing appointments, many do offer free online sources that can benefit any writer, not just students or new writers.
The following are some of my favorite writing center resources. But this is not a limiting list. Check out the writing centers for just about any college or university to find additional writing tips and tricks.
OWL of Purdue at Purdue University
Writing@CSU at Colorado State University
Note: this has resources for fiction writers
The Writing Center at UNC Chapel Hill
College Writing Programs Resources at UCal Berkeley
Nesbitt-Johnston Writing Center at Hamilton College (my alma mater!).
Fun fact: during my senior year at college I printed copies of the Seven Deadly Sins of Writing and hung them on my dorm room wall. Yes, yes I did.
As a non-student, have you ever used college or university resources, and if so, which resources did you use and in what ways were they helpful? Do you have other a-typical writing resources to suggest?
Written by: Anne Greenawalt, writer and writing instructor