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College Writing

This guide provides resources and tips for academic writing in different forms- essays, reports, research papers, and more.

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  1. The Academic Support Center provides one-on-one and small group tutorial conferences including writing help for Reynolds students free of charge. Students can request a tutor as early as the first week of each academic term. Students should review the Guidelines and complete a Request for Tutoring form.
  2. BrainFuse  is our new online tutoring service. Reynolds Students can access Brainfuse 24/7 through the MyReynolds Portal and within their courses in Canvas. The Brainfuse Mobile App is also available for free download from both the Apple and Google Play stores.

    For your information, Brainfuse offers the following services:

  3. Live Tutoring:                     Receive instant live tutoring on a variety of subject areas.
  4. 24/7 Help Center:             Submit a question and receive a response within 24 hours.
  5. Writing Lab:                        Receive live writing assistance, or submit your writing for a detailed, personalized critique within 24 hours.
  6. Language Lab:                     Build vocabulary and work on your language skills with a live tutor.
  7. LEAP Learning Platform: Take diagnostic tests and follow study plans with specific lessons.
  8. FlashBuld:                            Study from Brainfuse's bank of flashcards on various topics or create your own flashcards.
  9. SkillSurfer:                         Live skills building and a library of lessons, videos, tests and more.