Think you’re bad at writing? Here are 6 tools to help you out!

Writing tools and resources for prospective college students


Writing isn’t everyone’s strong suit, but that doesn’t mean that you’re bad writer or that you can’t use some of the many tools out there to help you become a better writer. Here are several online resources to help you as you write your college admissions essays, and sites that can help you once you’re in college as well! Let’s jump right in.

1. Grammarly

Need help proofreading? Check out Grammarly, the world’s leading online automated proofreader that improves communication by helping you find and correct writing mistakes. The last thing you want is a typo in your college essays!

2. Hemingway App

If there’s one thing that college professors hate, it’s wordiness. The Hemingway App highlights lengthy, complex sentences and common errors, allowing your writing to be more bold, concise and clear.

3. Purdue Owl

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University contains writing resources and instructional material. This service is free for users worldwide and will allow you to find information that can assist you with an array of writing projects.

4. Quill

It’s important to start improving your writing skills early. Quill provides free writing and grammar activities for middle and high school students. These free tools can help you become a better writer in a variety of ways!

5. OneLook Thesaurus

Searching for the perfect word? Thesauruses are always useful, but OneLook is unique. You can use it in the traditional manner to find synonyms when your own vocabulary runs dry, or you can use it to help you decide what to write next!

6. ReadWriteThink

Writing a résumé and a cover letter is an art, and not an easy one at that. With ReadWriteThink, you will learn the steps of creating an effective résumé and cover letter by using its résumé and letter generators.

At Marymount University, we are dedicated to preparing you for success before, during and after college! Interested in learning more about Marymount and whether it’s the college for you?

Whether you’re a high schooler stressing about standardized tests for college, worrying about financing a college education or still in the early stages of applying to college, the Admissions team at MU is here to help you. We invite you to request more information today!