Writing Resources

Writing@CSU provides a wide range of instructional resources. With the exception of our writing activities and tools, you don't need to login to use them. Check out what's available. And, to learn a bit more about using this site, check out our help pages.

Writing Guides

Choose our writing guides, which are similar to online textbooks, on topics ranging from narrowing your focus to creating a Web site.

Writing Activities

Work on our writing activities to make progress on specific parts of a writing project, such as developing an argument or analyzing a source.

Writing Collections

View our collections of guides, activities, links, and practice to learn about a particular type of writing, writing for a specific course, or writing in a specific discipline or profession.

Writing Resource Index

View our indexed list of writing resources, organized by both writing process (what writers do) and genre (what writers produce).

Open-Access Textbooks

View Writing@CSU's open-access textbooks page.

Library Resources

View links, resources, and instructional materials for using libraries to support your writing.

Writing Tools

Writing Tools

With a Writing Studio account, you have access to a variety of writing tools, including drafting, outlining, bibliography, and note-taking tools as well as communication tools that allow you to create blogs, wikis, and ePortfolios. View information about these tools on our Writing Tools page.

Writing Links

Consult our writing links for instructional materials and related resources elsewhere on the Web.

The Writing Gallery

View the Writing@CSU Writing Gallery, a collection of work by undergraduate and graduate students. The work ranges from online journals to Web sites to Blogs and is drawn from courses taught at CSU.

Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism

View our guide to understanding and avoiding plagiarism.