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Student Learning Success Toolbox: Writing

A guide to library resources and student services at Austin Community College

How Do I Get Help with Writing a Paper?

Here are the best places to start:

How do I access these resources?

How do I use these resources?

  • At the Learning Labs - you can drop in for tutoring in a specific subject or reserve a study room for group work.
  • The Developmental Writing Department hosts writing workshops, provides links to online resources, and has an online tutorial to help your students with their writing skills.
  • ACC's Bridge Programs are non-credit, short-term math skills courses and workshops intended to assist recent high school and GED graduates and your current students with skill deficiencies. Workshops are also available to cover developmental reading and writing skills.
  • The Advising & Counseling office provides access to several online college success workshops, which cover such topics as developing critical reading skills, developing effective paragraphs, and writing effective thesis statements
  • Assessment Preparation Materials to help you prepare for TSI, Math, Biology, ESOL tests

How do I know which service to use?

ACC Library Services is your one stop shop for all your research needs:

ACC Learning Labs help you organize and write your papers:

  • Visit us at every campus and at all hours
  • Drop in for tutoring in a specific subject
  • Reserve a study room for group work
  • Access free, online tutoring help 24/7

Need to start from scratch? The ACC Developmental Writing Department hosts writing workshops, provides links to online resources, and has an online tutorial to help students with their writing skills.

ACC's Bridge Programs are non-credit, short-term math skills courses and workshops intended to assist recent high school and GED graduates and current ACC students who would like extra help. Workshops are also available to improve developmental reading and writing skills.

What is a peer-reviewed or scholarly article?

I am supposed to only use peer-reviewed or scholarly journals for my research paper- what are they and how do I find them?

Tools and Tips for Research and Writing

Click on the links below for lots of great research tips.

Improve your Reading Habits and Writing Skills

Click on the logo for information on effective reading habits, then watch the video for tips on writing skills.

Can't afford Microsoft Word?

Free, open access software is available, used by students if they cannot afford Word or the Microsoft Office Suite:

Lost for words?


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