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27 academic writing resources for students


  • Zoho – for your students who need to increase their writing productivity.
  • Bib me – for your students who need to format their writing works properly, using a right citation style (APA, Chicago, MLA, or Turabian).
  • Auto Crit – for your students who need to fix their writings to avoid mistakes.
  • Zotero – for your students who need to collect and manage the list of sources they use for citation.
  • College Ruled – for your students who need to keep their writings organized and scheduled.
  • Jott – for your students who need to collect ideas for writing, recording their voice. This app will turn a voice into text.


  • ManyBooksa resource where your students can find books on nearly every topic for their research or inspiration.
  • Goodreads – a website of an extensive list of books reviews and recommendations, which can help your students choose the best books for reading, reviewing and citing.
  • 50 Places to Find Books – a really good article which will help your students find 50 places to get free audio books, textbooks, and both fiction and nonfiction books.


  • Basecamp — an online project created to help multiple users collaborate with each other, brainstorm ideas for writing, share and edit documents, contribute to blogs, and write collectively.
  • Quora – your students will find the information, share their ideas, ask questions to get a professional help on plenty of subjects.
  • Upworthy – a great mix of categories that lets your students find all necessary information and catch a muse for writing.
  • Writing.com – online community for all people connected to writing that offers plenty of writing tools and shares writing instructions with everyone who needs them.

Help your students explore the advantages of educational resources online! Lesley Vos is an educator of French language and a passionate blogger who writes for Bid4papers company. She lives in Chicago and writes her first e-book at the moment. Find Lesley on Google+

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