Planning and Preparing for College (Scholarships, Internships, Etc)

To prepare students and their parents for college success in areas of academic readiness, community service, internships, summer programs, etc. The blog is to be used as a preparation infrastructure on various areas of college topics.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) and the Internship Temporary Experience Program (ITEP)

We are accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) and the Internship Temporary Experience Program (ITEP).
Visit USAJobs to start the online application process and search for the following vacancy announcement numbers. Please note the cutoff number for each position. Applications received after the cutoff number is reached will not reviewed.  Therefore, timely submission of applications is important.

Vacancy Announcement NumberSeries/GradeTitleAppt. TypeCutoffLink to Vacancy on USAJOBS
HRSC/PATH-2015-0050GS-899-7/9Student Trainee (Architect)IEP100View at USAJobs
HRSC/PATH-2015-0048GS-599-5/7Student Trainee (Budget)IEP100View at USAJobs
HRSC/PATH-2015-0043GS-199-5/7/9Student Trainee (Foreign Affairs)IEP100View at USAJobs
HRSC/PATH-2015-0055GS-299-4/5/7/9Student Trainee (Human Resources)IEP100View at USAJobs
HRSC/PATH-2013-0041GS-1199-5/7/9Student Trainee (Realty)IEP100View at USAJobs

The Internship Experience Program (IEP) allows for non-temporary appointments that are expected to last the length of the academic program for which the intern is enrolled. IEP participants, while in the program, are eligible for noncompetitive promotions.

The Internship Temporary Experience Program (ITEP) places interns on temporary appointments not to exceed one year with the possibility of extensions in one-year increments. The temporary nature of ITEP allows for interns to work during seasonal and holiday breaks in academic programs. ITEP participants are ineligible for noncompetitive promotions. If an ITEP participant is qualified at a higher grade level, he/she must compete for the position via a USAJobs vacancy announcement.

Both programs allow for noncompetitive conversion into the competitive service following successful completion of all program requirements. Veteran’s preference applies.

U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.

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Mifa Cool Summer Camp - Apply Now!

Summer Camp
GRADES 9 & 10
JUNE 1-12
GRADES 11 & 12
JUNE 15 -26
Camp Site: MIFA - 910 Vance Avenue Memphis, TN 38126
This is a FREE five-day non-residential camp that will give teens a head start on the college access process!
Youth will participate in enriching activities that include college access support, career exploration and volunteer service opportunities.
Lunch will be provided.
Parents or legal guardians must attend a mandatory orientation at MIFA, Tuesday, May 26 at 4 p.m.
910 Vance Avenue
For more information or to register, contact Andrea Hill at (901) 529-4556 or

National Flight Academy Summer Program - Deadline: May 15, 2015

Mission to Adventure for Grades 8th – 11th
Pensacola, Florida      May 31, – June 5, 2015
  Across the country, communities are rallying support to focus on student success in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. The NFA Centers of Inspiration provide a holistic approach to inspiring student interest and engaging them in order to keep them challenged and excited about pursuing STEM curriculum.  
The A.I.R. program takes place onboard Ambition, located on the grounds of the National Naval Aviation museum in Pensacola, Florida. For multiple days, 8th – 11th graders compete against each other in engaging and intense real-life scenarios that combine the thrill of flight with critical thinking techniques.

Application Requirements:
  • Fill out application below
  • Student must have a minimum GPA 2.5
  • Submit one (1) letter of recommendation
                    (recommendation from Teacher, Community or Church).
  • Currently enrolled in middle/high school - grades 8th – 11th.  
  • Maximum age is 17 years old by 6/5/2015.
  • Complete a 1 (one) page Essay  “ Why Should I be Selected to Attend” - The application form has a field for your essay.
    • (Base your essay on the National Flight Academy’s goals.)
  • Application and Essay must be completed no later than May 15, 2015
  • Selected students will interviewed as part of the selection process. Notification of
    interview date will be emailed after all documents are received. Recommendation letter will need to provide at the interview.
  • For questions please contact Carol Gentry at
Program Sponsored by FedEx Express, The Memphis BLACKHAWKS, The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals, The Tuskegee Airmen - Memphis and Women In Aviation.
Free to students who are selected.
  • Overnight Quarters and Catered Meals
  • Hands on Experience with our State of the Art Simulators - Access to educational technology
  • Immersive Experience of living and working on an Aircraft Carrier
  • Transportation

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

NABA Memphis Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) -- Deadline: June 1, 2015

NABA Memphis Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP)

Program Dates: July 12-17, 2015

ACAP is a program of the National Association of Black Accountants, designed to increase the number of high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups that attend college and major in accounting. Through ACAP’s efforts, students receive educational enrichment experiences and the practical help needed for college preparation and a career in accounting

Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school are invited to apply for this challenging and dynamic summer camp. The camp is an on-campus residency program designed to enable academically talented high school students to explore their interests in a business education and career. The participants engage in interactive workshops and activities that introduce the student to specific business disciplines and potential career paths.The participants also will visit local companies in and around Memphis and be guided through the inner workings of the industry.

Applications will be accepted through June 1, 2015.

You can apply online now at Please submit a transcript and Letter of Recommendation with your online application. Transcripts may be unofficial and Letters must be sent on school letterhead or sent from counselor's email. Transcripts and Letters can be emailed to or faxed to School of Business Dean's Office c/o Christina Brown at (901) 321-3566. Click here for a copy of the brochure. 

2015 Camp Dream Street, MS - Free

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Camp Dream Street, Mississippi

Campers - May 26 - May 30
Counselors - May 24 - May 30

Camp Dream Street, MS is a five day, four night camping experience for children with physical disabilities. Our campers traditionally live in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Georgia and are able to attend the program entirely free of charge. Predominant diagnoses of our campers include cerebral palsy, spina bifida, limb deficiencies, spinal cord injury, communicative disorders and other developmental disabilities. Dream Street is open to campers of all racial, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. We are able to accept approximately sixty children each summer for the program.

Camp Dream Street, MS was founded in 1975 with the mission that all children, regardless of their abilities, must be offered the chance to have fun, to make new friends, to achieve, to be accepted for who and what they are, and to learn from the challenges of group life. Both the children and the staff at Camp Dream Street benefit from the life-changing experiences the camp has to offer. Dream Street is a place where children with physical disabilities are given the chance to be children - not "special" children, not children with disabilities, but just children. (Additional Information and how to apply)  

Tennessee HOPE Scholarship—Non-traditional Component

The non-traditional student must be a Tennessee resident, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be enrolled at an eligible postsecondary institution. In addition, the student must:

Be age 25 or older, as an entering freshman in an eligible postsecondary
institution or have not been enrolled for at least two (2) years after last
attending any postsecondary institution.
Must have parents’ or independent student’s and spouse’s adjusted gross income of $36,000 or less on IRS tax form
Be continuously enrolled at an eligible postsecondary institution in the fall and spring semesters and maintain satisfactory academic progress
Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 after 12 and 24 attempted semester hours
To continue receiving the HOPE Scholarship, the non-traditional student shall meet
the HOPE Scholarship Renewal Criteria mentioned above
The non-traditional student shall continue receiving the HOPE Scholarship until the FIRST of the following terminating events:
The student has earned a baccalaureate degree;
If the student previously received a HOPE Scholarship, the sum of the
number of years the non-traditional student received the non-traditional HOPE Scholarship and the HOPE Scholarship from previous years equals five (5) years;
Five (5) years have passed since the student enrolled in an eligible postsecondary institution as a non-traditional student A non-traditional
student shall not be eligible for the Aspire Award or the General Assembly Merit Award.

Additional Non-Traditional Students Information

Additional Tennessee Hope Scholarship Information

2015 FedEx Internship Positions -- Various Areas -- Marketing, Engineer, Field Operations, Etc -- Apply Now

is currently accepting applicants for their 2015 Summer Internship positions.

Below are some of the Job Names, Locations and FedEx's companies:

Students can apply for jobs online.  Click here (list of internships throughout the US)

If you want to specific a location (state, city, etc) FedEx Services (Memphis) - Current Intern List (Click link to retrieve)

Selection for Search:

Location = can be Zip Code or specific Country and State, etc.

Keyword = Intern
Category = Select the company or area from dropdown

Then select the Job Id and follow the instructions.

**New visitors to the site will be asked to complete a profile.

Project Aerospace Summer Program Registration -- Deadline:Various end dates


ACE Academy is a program designed to offer an introduction to the aviation industry and aviation careers to middle and high school students. The goal is to provide an opportunity that will provide insight and a hands on experience for students to learn the history of aviation, fundamentals of aerodynamics, the role of government in aviation, pioneers in aviation and the many careers available in the aviation industry. New to our program is the incorporation of STEM. Students will learn aviation concepts tailored to their education in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM). There might be a small application fee to participate.

Please, locate your preferred Academy and dates from the list below, then click the Register Now button to complete your registration and your payment. Registration for each academy closes two weeks prior to its start date.

NOTE: There is a time limit of 15 minutes to complete each page of information. Please review the forms and have your information ready before beginning the process. If your session times out, you may have to start the process again from the beginning.

There are a total of 20 - 25 locations within 20 states and territories.  Click link below to retrieve the information:

Memphis Dates are listed below:

Memphis Summer ACE Academy I on June 22 - 26, 2015 (Registration Open until June 12, 2015) (RegisterSlots Still Open

* Memphis Summer ACE Academy II  on July 13 - July 17, 2013 (Registration Open until June 30, 2015) (Register) Slots Still Open

Friday, April 24, 2015

University of Tennessee Knoxville - Design Matters Camp - Deadline: May 15, 2015

Design Matters Camp
The University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design is hosting a week-long summer camp. High school students from around the world can learn innovation and invention skills at our overnight summer camp, Design Matters. The scholarship deadline for this camp is May 15, 2015. Please see their website for more details and share with your students:

Multiple full and/or partial scholarships will be awarded for the Design Matters 2015 Camp. The competition is open to high school students up to age 17.  The deadline to submit is May 15. Please send all scholarship applications to:
ATTN: Design Matters
College of Architecture and Design
1715 Volunteer Blvd., Room 224
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-2400

Friday, February 27, 2015

Delta Airlines Summer Internship -- NWA

Summer Luggage Handler/Equipment Services Employee

College students will earn up to $2,000 in tuition assistance in addition to your hourly rate and great travel privileges for you and your parents!
Delta Airlines Airport Operations has a number of opportunities for college students to work as luggage handlers (ESEs) during their summer and winter breaks.
Enrollment in a two year or four year college program is required. In addition, students must meet all qualifications for the luggage handler position (ESE).

This program is available in select locations.

Apply (Click Link)

College Internships
If you are interested in the various job opportunites at Delta Airlines, click the link below:
Career Opportunities

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

University of Tennessee @ Knoxville Ignite -- Accepted Freshman - Apply!


Ignite is a long standing tradition on our campus that has been expanded to include three different programs and serve 1/3 of the incoming first year students! These programs include: Summit, a fun-filled three-day camp focusing on traditions and networking with other freshmen, Serves, a five-day service focused program hosted at the University of Tennessee the week before classes being, and Outdoors, a five-day wilderness adventure and outdoor leadership program.

Ignite is a great way for incoming students to get a head start on leadership and inVOLvement at UTK! They will leave with everything they need to know about being a Volunteer, new friends, and great advice on how to succeed at The University of Tennessee! In addition students who participate in Ignite statistically have a greater rate of persisting to their sophomore year at the university, compared with non-participants.

Ignite programs will be offered throughout the entirety of the summer, and students can choose to participate in one, two, or three programs. Dates are strategically placed near orientation sessions or campus move-in dates to allow students to coordinate their trips to Knoxville. The dates for Ignite sessions are as follows:

For details about registration, housing, meals, parking, and other information please download the Ignite Participant handbook HERE!

Ignite registration opens mid-January and closes August 1st or when a session reaches capacity.  Please review all participant and registration information before registering for an Ignite session.
There are three types of Ignite (Summit, Outdoors and Serves). Students may participate in one type or all three!  Registration is available on a first-come, first serve basis.

2015 Ignite Program Dates
Ignite Summit Session 1: June 26-28, 2015, Session 2: August 13-15, 2015
Ignite Outdoors Session 1: June 3-7, 2015; Session 2: June 13-17; Session 3: July 15-19
Ignite Serves August 10-13, 2015

The cost for Ignite is $150.00 for Summit and Outdoors. Ignite Serves will cost $130.00.   The cost for Ignite Summit is $140.00.

For more information on that process, please email directly. Regardless of financial situation, we want you to experience Ignite!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Delta Airlines Summer Airport Customer Service Program -- Apply Now!!!

Delta is looking for people who want to work full-time during the summer
months only. We need people who are committed to providing exceptional
front-line service - assisting customers at check-in and baggage handling.
Employees will receive $10.82 per hour as well as worldwide travel privileges
that enable them to fly on Delta.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, able to lift at least 70lbs, authorized
to work in the US, have a H.S. diploma/GED equivalent as well as a valid driver’s
license and the ability to pass an extensive background check and drug test.

Select Apply Now and then select either Airport Customer Service Ticket/Gate
or Ramp Operations/Baggage Handler

Friday, January 09, 2015

The Common Black Application Overview

EDU, Inc. has been developed to augment the recruitment efforts of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and to increase the number of educational opportunities for students nationwide. Complete the EDU, Inc. Online Common Black College Application and have it delivered to all 34 Member Institutions below for only $35. All Member Institutions have agreed to waive their application fee.


Please contact EDU, Inc office at (770) 716-0616 if you have questions.

Are You Preparing for College? If Not, Please Read and Share with Others!

This posting will provide you with information on how to prepare for college and the resources needed in order to be successful now and during the peak period of January 15th which is one of the major college/university application processing dates. At least 70 to 75 percent of the colleges/universities utilize this date as their application deadline date. Many high schools throughout the country are on Christmas break and will not be back in school until January 7th.

It is important that the Class of 2015 continues to work throughout the break and submit their request for Transcripts on the first day they get back to school after the break. If they can request letters of recommendation from their teachers and/or counselors via email prior to getting back in school, please do so. Also make sure that you give your references a copy of your resume so that they can create favorable and competitive letters that can be submitted with their college application packet. Please note that preparing for college is similar to a beauty pageant without the beauty.

It is my hope that you do not break the posting but use the link so that all of the information can be intact and that when you share it they get everything needed to be successful in the college preparation process.

Below are valuable links that will allow you to retrieve information needed to be successful in your quest in getting admitted to college:

College Preparation document for parents and students:

ACT/SAT Preparation:

FAFSA starts on January 1st:

YouTube Video on a Faster and Simpler Way to Fill Out the FAFSA:

Best Colleges for Blacks:

Common Applications Processes

     Black Common Application Overview
     Common Application Overview

Accreditation of Colleges and Universities


State Student Financial Aid Deadlines - Nationally

         Fiinancial Aid Deadlines

The Common Application Overview

The Common Application process is becoming popular for students applying for college. There are about 255 common application members of colleges anduniversities. Many students who are applying to various colleges and don¡¦t want to keep creating duplication of information, difference essays, shortanswers, etc are using the process. The URL for the common application is:

The purpose of the Common Application is to serve students by facilitating and simplifying the college application process for those seeking admission to member institutions. In so doing, the Common Application introduces candidates to a broader range of institutions than they might otherwise consider, provides immediate access to application forms, and may be used as an educational tool in preparing students for the college selection and application process.

If you have already applied at a particular college or universities do not duplicate the process on the common application website. You only need one application submitted per student to a college.


High School Transcripts, Letters of Recommendations, Counselor Report, Secondary Report, need to be submitted to the colleges/universities prior or by theregistration or scholarship deadline. If you have not done so already, students should request them from the necessary persons or institutions ASAP. The clock isticking and coming to a fast end. Please remember that you are competing with students from across the country or state and your letters should reflect you in a verystrong way or not be average in meaning or tone.

College Application Fee Waivers:

Below are the eligibility guidelines for college application fee waivers. Many colleges do allow fee waivers under the listed condition. The following URL listed some of the colleges that will allow fee waivers. You may also contact the individual college/university to see if they allow waivers and the procedure for obtaining a waiver. Sample list of college participating in the SAT College applicationfee waivers. The URL is:

Fee Waivers

Eligibility Guidelines for High School Seniors

Must meet at least one of the following indicators of economic need:

Family receives public assistance. Student is a ward of the state. Student resides in foster home. Student participates in free or reduced-price lunch program at school. Financial Hardship (must be approved by the guidance counselor or principal)

Preparing for The ACT/SAT -- Please Share

As you prepare for your ACT/SAT, below are some excellent sites to consider to practice with.  To find out the next scheduled ACT click here.  The find out the next scheduled SAT click here.

Next Date:  Saturday, February 7, 2015 --

Photo Identification Information

If late registration is over for the ACT, you can try to register as a standby participant click here.  To register as a standby for the SAT click here.

ACT Tips:

1. Register and pay the $24.50 use the  ACT Online Prep (click link to retreive). It is good for 1 year or 12 months and is an excellent tool in preparing for the ACT.
2. If you have taken the ACT or after you have taken it, take the time to purchase your ACT exam so that you can use it as a study tool and know areas that you need to work on.
3. Get someone to help teach you the methods and techniques for the different areas of the ACT or SAT.
4. Consider purchasing the book 1100 Words (click link to retrieve info)

Practice Test Links:  (Go through all of the links and select the one you want to use to practice the ACT or SAT with.)

March 2 Success Online ACT Test Preparation Demo  (Register and then use the online test preparation.)

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Recent Graduates Program (RGP) for Passport Specialists -- Apply Now!

We are accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Pathways Recent Graduates Program (RGP).

Visit USAJobs to start the online application process and search for the following vacancy announcement numbers. Applications received after the closing of the announcement will not reviewed. Therefore, timely submission of applications is important.

The Recent Graduates Program targets recent graduates of trade and vocational schools, community colleges, universities, and other qualifying educational institutions or programs. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion.

Successful applicants will be placed in a two-year career development program.
Pathways internship opportunities with the U.S. Department of State allow students to witness and participate in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, and work closely with the U.S. diplomats and civil servants who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives.

We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.
Visit our forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Connect on the website. You can also search our FAQs for more information.
U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.

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Friday, December 26, 2014

FAFSA Process Starts on January 1

January 1, is the start date for applying for the FAFSA for the 2013-2014 college school year.

PIN Registration for FAFSA

In order to register for FAFSA online, you must get a PIN number. The Pin Registration URL is: or click the URL below that will take you to the PIN Application page and then follow the instructions:

For frequent asked questions related to the PIN, click the URL below:

The FAFSA application is available online on January 1st. The URL is listed below:

Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator:

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Minority Access Internship(s) -- Deadline: Various

Minority Access, Inc. accepts applications from qualified college and university for PAID INTERNSHIPS in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and other locations throughout the United States.
The Minority Access Internship Program is designed for students to experience the DIVERSITY AND SCOPE OF PROFESSIONAL CAREER OPPORTUNITIES available in the Federal Government, state and local governments, major corportations, and other entities.
Internship Program: A National program that places talented undergraduate and graduate students with internships during the summer, fall and spring in the Federal Government and private sector.

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Monday, December 01, 2014

The Children’s Scholarship Fund Program

The Children's Scholarship Fund provides partial tuition assistance for low-income families to send their children to private schools. More than 96,000 children have benefited from scholarships across the United States since we began offering assistance in 1998. Currently, almost 29,000 children nationwide are using CSF scholarships. These children are attending private school through the generosity of our donors, the efforts of 38 scholarship programs, and the sacrifices made by the families themselves, who pay—on average—50% of their children's tuition. Our scholarships are truly a hand up, and not a hand out.

The response from families seeking the freedom to choose their children’s education was staggering. For our first scholarships in 1999, the parents of nearly 1.25 million eligible children from over 20,000 communities applied. Most of these families reside in the poorest sections of our urban areas, where their only choice without a scholarship is a low-performing school.

Eligible families are required to demonstrate their financial need as measured by standards similar to the Federal school lunch program, which takes into account family size. The Fund focuses on elementary education because the earlier a child receives sound schooling, the better. Scholarships are awarded to all eligible children in a family to attend the school or schools of their choice.

The Children's Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for children grades Kindergarten - 8th. Children must be 5 years or older to receive scholarships.

How To Apply

2015 Pre-Medical Studies Students Co-Op/Internships: Deadlines: Various

Co-op/Internship Opportunities
Pre-Medical Studies Students
All co-ops/internships listed are PAID, unless otherwise indicated

The website has selected co-ops from the larger Biology & Biotechnology Co-op Opportunities on the Web website that meet any of the following criteria - 1. located in a medical or clinical setting, 2. located in a medical school or health science center, 3. has "biomedical" as a descriptor, 4. may be of particular interest to pre-med students.
In addition to the valuable experience and good pay that a Co-op or Internship will give you, very many of the Opportunities listed on this website also provide Travel Reimbursement, Housing and Meals. So, don't let concerns about living expenses or the location of an organization posted on this website prevent you from checking out an exciting and challenging Co-op or Internship position!! If travel support, housing and meals are provided, this information will almost always be included in the details about the Co-op or Internship that can be found by clicking on the co-op website next to the organization's name and location.
To view the list of co-ops/programs, click the link below:


1100 Words You Need to Know (5th Edition)

An excellent book to purchase for high school  and college students wanting to prepare for Exams such as ACT, SAT, or just wanting to improve their grades or adults who may want to get the most out reading, etc the "1100 Words (5th edition) by Murray Bromberg and Melvin Gordon is a top selection to choose.

The book was originally designed as a 36-week program to conform to school schedules.  The additional 10 weeks were included as an extra credit section.  As tribute to the Anniversary Edition, the book includes bonus weeks and new words to enrich your vocabulary.

Product Description

Aimed at college-bound students who need extra vocabulary help, this 20-minute-a-day program guides users towards a mastery of 920 new words and 200 useful idioms. All new in this edition are 46 words-in-context exercises that reflect the SAT change in emphasis regarding vocabulary questions. -- Internship Opportunities was created to help. The web site is a free online resource for students looking for summer and year-round internships. We post new opportunities daily from major corporations, non-profit organizations, and local and federal government agencies. Some of our opportunities are even for students looking to go abroad.

There are many, many opportunities available, and we filter through each one of them to ensure that they are 100% real and legit. Some are specific to students of certain majors and career paths, while others are only for students who reside in certain cities and states.

Please enjoy using our web site to help you on your journey! (Click link to retrieve Internships)

State Student Financial Aid Deadlines - Nationally

State deadlines may be earlier than the federal deadline. Click the link below to view the various deadlines for states across the country:

State Student Financial Aid Deadlines

TIP: State forms do not replace filling out the FAFSA. You must fill out the FAFSA to receive federal student aid.

Note: Date received means received by Federal Student Aid unless otherwise indicated.

Remember to apply early before funds run out.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (Owl) -- Excellent Writing Resource

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.

The Purdue University Writing Lab and Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) assist clients in their development as writers—no matter what their skill level—with on-campus consultations, online participation, and community engagement. The Purdue Writing Lab serves the Purdue, West Lafayette, campus and coordinates with local literacy initiatives. The Purdue OWL offers global support through online reference materials and services.  Click here for additional information.

Another resource you can use is:  1100 Words.