If you need assistance with your written assignments please use these excellent resources to help you write high quality papers. You can also find some excellent resources online. We hope you will find these resources helpful!


We also suggest reading a high quality newspaper on a regular basis. This will expose you to good, if not great writing and is highly recommended, especially for a political science major. The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post and realistically, any major sized city newspaper read on a regular basis will, in the long run help your writing skills.

On Campus Resources
  • Peer Connections Center
    Has two locations:
    Student Services Center
    SSC #600
    Mon-Wed: 9:00am-5:00pm
    Thurs: 9:00am-4:00pm
    Fri: 9:00am-3:00pm
    Clark Hall
    First Floor, Academic Success Center

    The staff here will be happy to work with you and help you with your assignments.
    You can find out more at  Peer Connections.

  • Writing Center
    Has two locations:
    Drop-in tutoring sessions:
    Clark Hall, Suite #126
    Regularly scheduled tutoring sessions:
    Second floor in the MLK Library.

    The writing center will work with students in a one on one setting to help students in all phases of writing.
    You can find out more at the Writing Center.

    Phone: 408-924-2308

Online Resources

In Addition to the excellent resources on campus, there are several academic websites that have developed excellent online writing assistance programs. Three of the many well regarded of these online sites are: