Resources:5 Tools I Used Most In School
- I don’t have a computer. Where do I type my papers?
- If you don’t have a computer at home don't worry, your college campus has a Computer or Media Lab that is available to you for FREE. Be sure to check the Lab hours usually posted on the front door. You will have to pay for printing, so be sure to have your ID card on you. If you need help with loading money on your ID let me know.
- Another option would be the East Bay Works location closest to your home. If we’ve met there before you should have your EBW card with you when you go. The computer time and printing is FREE. ( Visit the website for locations. Type your zip and the nearest location will be under Adult Services Providers. http://www.eastbayworks.com/locations/)
- Lastly, FedEx locations have computer and printer access at select locations, so be sure to call and check before arriving. This option is the most expensive and should only be used in emergencies, like your paper is due tomorrow. ( Visit the website for locations. Type your zip and the nearest location will appear on a map. http://local.fedex.com/)
- FREE through your Gmail account, Google Docs brings your documents to life with smart editing and styling tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs. All of your work is automatically saved and you can access it anywhere. https://docs.google.com
- Thesaurus.com - the largest and most trusted free online thesaurus brought to you by Dictionary.com. Quickly find synonyms and antonyms. http://www.thesaurus.com/
- An example of how I use Thesaurus.com is when I feel I use a word too often, like “educated.” I go to Thesaurus.com and search “educated,” some results I get are: accomplished, informed and trained.
- Grammark.org helps improve writing style & grammar and teaches students to self-edit. Basically, it finds things that grammarians consider bad, highlights them, and suggests improvements. So writers can measure progress, it gives a "score" based on problems per document length, updated whenever the writer fixes a problem. http://grammark.org/