Student Writing Resources 

Other Writing and CSUF Technology Resources

  • Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL) is the most comprehensive writing resource on the Internet. The site offers help with everything from getting started on a paper to using systems of citation.
  • The website of the American Psychological Association (APA) offers advice and online tutorials for using APA style documentation.
  • The website for the Chicago Style Manual offers examples and advice on correctly implementing Chicago style in your paper.
  • Office Suite/Office 365 is available through your school account. This will make it free to you as a student. The Office Suite and Microsoft Word are commonly used in writing courses.
  • Grammarly is an online free or paid resource that provides writers with assistance when it comes to wording, punctuation, and clarity. Please note that grammarly does not fix all grammar issues, nor does it replace reading your own work. California State University, Fullerton has acquired Grammarly@edu for currently enrolled CSUF students. You can sign up for Grammarly@edu by using your campus email address ( but do NOT use your campus password. Please create a new password upon signing up.
  • Speechify is a free text to speech reader that will help with anything from prompt reading to listening to your own writing. Listening to your writing will aid in the comprehension and refining process. Turnitin allows for students to check over their writing and review for commonalities or potential plagiarism. By creating an account and running your writing through turnitin you can be assured the level or originality in your writing and the correctness of your source integration and intext citation work.
  • EasyBib is an online citation generator that encompasses a plethora of citation styles from MLA to APA. This is a free or paid resource that allows for writers to manually create citations and input source information to ensure correct formatting.
  • California State University, Fullerton has a Long Term Equipment Loan Program that allows currently enrolled students to check out devices, such as, laptops, iPads, MiFi [portable hotspots], headsets, webcams, monitors, and eGPU's.Please visit the linked site to fill out the request form.

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Tutoring Services at CSUF

  • The University Learning Center The University Learning Center provides free tutoring for most undergraduate general education courses including those in science and math; humanities and social sciences; as well as other subjects. We offer one-to-one tutoring, online appointments and online writing review, and many more services to help you reach your academic goals.
  • The College Tutoring Center The College Tutoring Center (operated by the Steven G. Mihaylo College of Business and Economics) helps business students become more successful by offering tutoring assistance in a friendly and supportive learning environment.
  • Supplemental Instruction SI provides weekly, peer-led group study sessions for students taking historically difficult courses. SI study sessions bring students together in a collaborative learning environment where they improve their understanding of course material, review and discuss important concepts, develop study strategies and prepare for exams. In SI, students connect what to learn with how to learn.
  • Student Success Center for Science and Math (OCSAMS) The Center offers free drop-in tutoring for Biology, Chemistry, Math and Physics for all students taking GE and major science courses. The tutoring schedule is available in the Center and online at the start of each semester. It includes the courses and hours for which tutors are available. The Center also offers access to study tables, computers, printer, photocopier, involvement opportunities and other valuable resources.
  • Center for Academic Support in Engineering and Computer Science (CASECS) CASECS is an academic support program designed to recruit, retain and graduate students. CASECS serves educationally disadvantaged students and emphasizes participation by students from groups with low eligibility rates for four-year colleges, providing a study center, tutoring, and academic counseling for participating students. CASECS can be found at CS 201 and takes walk in appointments.
  • Computer Science PC and Linux Lab The Computer Science PC and Linux Lab offers an open lab with current students available to assist those seeking help with courses requiring PC and Linux skills. Check out their page to get specific information on hours, courses, and more.
  • Computer Science Tutoring Center The Computer Science Tutoring Center offers tutoring for students enrolled in CPSC 120, CPSC 121 and CPSC 131. They are located in CS-401. Follow the link below to check out their page and get more information on using this helpful service.
  • Academic Advising Center The Academic Advising center allows for students to receive guidance and help as they work towards degree completion. Services are currently virtual.


  • Pollak Library provides a vast array of research guides and services. You can receive research help 24/7 from a librarian, get specific consultations for research in your subject, and learn about the vast resources in-person or online.