Resources for College Writers
Transitioning from high school writing assignments to college papers is tough. The new rules and expectations may seem overwhelming, but the Miller Writing Center is here for you. Here are some of our favorite resources!
The Miller Writing Center
Our tutors are trained to help you expand your writing skills to fit the college setting.
Auburn University Libraries
There are lots of great resources through the University Libraries system.
- Focusing a Paper Topic Using Mind Mapping
This video can help you brainstorm your topic!
The Writing Center- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Writing Center at UNC- Chapel Hill has some fantastic handouts on many different writing topics!
- College Writing
This handout helps you move from a five-paragraph essay structure to a college-level paper.
Here you will find strategies for selecting and developing your paper topic.
- Understanding Assignments
This page shows you the best way to read assignment sheets in order to meet your professor’s expectations.
- Thesis Statements
This handout defines thesis statements and gives advice for making them strong and specific.
- Writing Anxiety
This page explains many of the negative feelings that come with writing and offers strategies for overcoming them.
Here you will learn why you procrastinate and some tips for taming your procrastination instincts.
- Writing about Literature (Fiction)
This page is a great guide to writing literary analysis papers.