Most academic programs and courses will require you to have some sort of word processing software to complete assignments and write papers with. These can sometimes be expensive, so here are a few helpful resources for affordable word processing programs:
Google Gmail users have free access to the entire Google Suite, including Google Docs. All you need is to create a Gmail account and you will automatically have access to all Google has to offer. Google automatically saves documents in your Google Drive, making it especially helpful in case of a computer malfunction. Also, you can save your Google Docs from your drive to your computer in a variety of different file formats and share easily amongst peers.
Microsoft Office 365 for Students
If you are enrolled in a university that assigns you a student email address while attending, or if you have a valid and active student email already, you may be eligible to download the Microsoft Office suite for free. Simply enter your active student email on this website and follow the steps to download it. Please note that not all programs will assign you a university email address.
It is also important to ensure that you have spell-check on whatever device you're using to create your documents. Grammarly is not a word processing program, but a free web-browser extension that automatically checks your writing for proper spelling and grammar. It is especially useful if you are using Google Docs as your primary word processor. You can download it easily by clicking here.
Other Helpful Resources
Check out this article on our blog for a whole list of helpful studying resources, from time management and organizational apps to study tools. These are great tools to help you stay on top of your studies and finish successfully.
Your Student Success Coach is also a great resource for helpful writing tips and tricks, so you can always reach out to them for additional support!