Some free essay writing resources include in-depth descriptions of the different types of essays, the requirements of the different types of essays and tutorials about how to write each type of essay. These resources are commonly provided to all users on college writing resources websites such as Harvard College Writing Center, Hamilton College Writing Center and Purdue Online Writing Lab.
Other essay writing resources available on many college online libraries include style formatting explanations and examples. Articles and videos with information about each of the writing styles' requirements are often available for reading or viewing. There are usually examples of each type of essay for viewers to read.
One of the requirements of an essay is for it to be properly cited and referenced per writing style instructions in order to avoid plagiarism. Information on how to properly format in-text citations and references on the reference page is also located on many college websites. Some online campuses, like The University of Phoenix, offers students the use of a Reference/Citation Generator in the Center for Writing Excellence.
Finally, Grammarly is a useful tool to help check essays and papers for grammar mistakes that could easily take away from the meaning of the content. Grammarly is accessed by visiting the official website.