External Resources

In addition to the original writing resources that we create at the Writing Center and post on our Homegrown Handouts page, there are many other excellent resources that are available on the web. Refer to the links below. 

Grammar and Punctuation

The Writing Process

Concision, Clarity, and Effectiveness

General Writing Resources


Library Resources

The SJSU Library offers online resources and tutorials in important topics related to research, plagiarism, and source citations.

Documentation Styles

Different disciplines use different formatting styles. Familiarize yourself with the citation style guide that is used in your field of study.  

Specific Writing Tasks and Assignments

Professional Writing

The SJSU Career Center offers advising and resources in important topics related to resumes, cover letters, and other professional writing. 

The following external links offer additional information about professional writing.  

Resources for Multilingual Learners

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

WST Information

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, SJSU has instituted a temporary alternative to the WST (Writing Skills Test). Read more about the current WST policy.

All undergraduate students at SJSU must take and pass the WST (Writing Skills Test). For more information, refer to the following resources provided by the SJSU Testing Office. Please note that the Writing Center is not directly affiliated with the WST.