Skip to main content
Library Research Guides

Writing 120

Academic Writing Help


The Sweetland Writing Center provides free programs that help students understand assignments, develop ideas, support arguments and claims, cite sources, and revise at the paragraph and sentence level.

For All Students

Writing Workshop

Meet with instructors one-on-one to discuss your writing for UM courses and programs.
Writing References and Resources

Links to useful writing tools, such as printable handouts, podcasts, and a bibliography of online writing resources.

Services for non-native English speakers
While non-native English speakers are welcomed and encouraged to use all Sweetland services, those seeking more specialized help with second-language issues may benefit from the resources provided by the English Language Institute.


For Undergraduate Students

Peer Tutoring

Peer Tutors are upper-level undergraduates who have received extensive training in working one-on-one with other students to help improve their writing skills.
Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Through submitting writing online, undergraduates receive comments and suggestions from trained Peer Tutors within 72 hours.


At Shapiro Undergraduate Library!

Visit your peer tutors in Room 1136

Sunday to Wednesday from 7 -10PM

(September 27 to December 14 and January 22 - April 17)

Other Writing Resources

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Main Page

For English as a Second Language Students

The Writing Process

Academic Writing


Rensselaer Writing Center

Main Page


University of Minnesota Resources

Assignment Calculator

Selected Books