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Communicating with professors, students, potential employers, and others often requires more formal writing than you might use with friends. The following presentations from Purdue OWL offer advice on email etiquette:


If you want to learn more about common software programs, use the tutorials below:

Free Software

Word Processing and more...


One advantage of using online applications is that you can access your work from any computer in the world.

  • Google docs (word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation apps)
  • Zoho (online office suite, productivity tools, and utilities)


Portable Software

Whether you have a computer or now, it can be useful to be able to carry your software with you on a flash drive. To do so, see

For more lists of free software, see Applications.

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