There are many resources that can help improve your writing. Below is a compiled list of on- and off-campus resources that may help you.
The Academic Support and Achievement Program (ASAP)helps students learn how they learn best. ASAP staff provides academic support to students of all ability and achievement levels, both undergraduate and graduate, through tutoring in writing, reading, mathematics, math-related courses, time management and study skills. Students may use the services through self-referral or faculty-referral by advisor, faculty member, or dean and can take advantage of: professional staff and professionally trained peer tutors, one-on-one instruction, small group instruction, workshops and Supplemental Instruction attached to challenging courses (look for SI in the course schedule). Students who have regularly attended ASAP have developed increased confidence in their abilities, have acquired independent learning skills, and have shown marked improvement in their grade point averages.
ASAP is open Monday-Thursday 8:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M. and Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Stop by and make an appointment at Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-205 or you can contact ASAP by phone at 753-4309
Handbooks and Basic Advice
Universal Keys for Writers, The Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers, The Allyn and Bacon Handbook, and The Scott Foresman Handbook for Writers are the handbooks assigned in Cortland composition courses. Useful online handbooks are:
Below you'll find tips for writing in a variety of genres. Be sure to consult with your professor to clearly determine the goals and guidelines for your assignments.
Comparison and contrast essay