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Student Learning Success Toolbox: Writing

A guide to library resources and services for students at 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?

Is life getting in the way of your goals for student success?

  • Areas of Study Advising helps select classes, plan your program of study and make decisions about your future goals
  • Counseling offers help with life, career, parenting issues as well as college survival skills


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:

  • 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.



Need an online Dictionary or Thesaurus?

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?

Tutoring at ACC - Face to Face and Online

FREE Online Tutoring through ACC Learning Labs is available for enrolled Austin Community College (ACC) students.

In addition, ACC students are eligible for 5 hours of free online tutoring services each semester through Upswing - look for the Upswing link in Blackboard.

Need Microsoft Office or Word?

Free access to Microsoft Office software is available to students, faculty and staff.  


What if I don't have a computer or Microsoft Office?

  • All ACC campus libraries, learning labs, and ACCelerators offer public access computers with printers to help you get that assignment completed on time!
  • Student Email has Google Drive available with Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and more.
  • Google docs may be saved as Word docs for assignments
  • iPads are available for checkout at all ACC libraries
  • Library laptops are available for use - checkout at the library front desk - for you to use in the library

What do I do if I need to reset my MS 365 password or my account has expired?

  • Submit a mojo ticket to IT telling them about the issue

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