Writing Tools

With a Writing Studio account, you can use the following Writing Studio tools to work on your writing. Keep your projects organized by creating folders of work for each of your writing projects. For example, create separate folders for a composition assignment, an engineering design project, and a research essay. To create or work on a folder, you'll need to login.

Bibliography

Bibliography

Keep track of your sources for a writing project with the Bibliography tool. You can create bibliographies in MLA, APA, and Chicago styles and evaluate, annotate, save source text, and create notes for your sources.

Drafts

Drafts

Work on your Drafts with our built-in word processor. You can work with formatted text just as you would in Word Perfect or Microsoft Word.

Outliner

Outliner

Use the Outliner to organize your ideas for a draft. You can link notes and sources to the entries in your outlines.

Ideas

Ideas

Keep track of your ideas for a writing project with the Your Ideas tool. You can add, delete, edit, and categorize your ideas.

To-Do List

To-Do List

Create a To-Do List to organize your work on a writing project. You can add or delete tasks, create notes about each task, and prioritize your tasks.

ePortfolios

ePortfolio

Use the electronic portfolios tool to present your writing to friends, family, colleagues, or potential employers. You can also use the ePortfolio tool to respond to class assignments and institutional assessments.

Blogs

Blog

Create Blogs to keep track of your ideas or share your thoughts with other writers. You can keep your Blogs private, share one or more with a class, share them with individual writers, or publish them on the Writing Studio Blogs page.

Wikis

Wikis

Writing@CSU Wikis provide an online space for groups of people to work together. Anyone with a Writing@CSU account can create a wiki; any member of a wiki can manage the wiki; and any member can ask others to join the wiki.

Personal Calendar

Calendar

Use your Personal Calendar to keep track of activities in your classes, Wikis, and personal life. Only you can view your personal calendar entries.