Student Resources

At CAS, we believe students can always succeed when given the right tools. Below you will find some resources that will help you soar to your success.

What is netiquette? You can think of netiquette as the etiquette for cyberspace; it is a set of guidelines that help you communicate and connect in a positive, respectful, and productive manner with others while you share online spaces. Throughout the semester, you will share digital spaces with your classmates, professors, and other professionals across the online campus community. The following video offers some tips that will help you have successful online experiences.

Reading comprehension is essential for college success, regardless of academic discipline.  Understanding multiple strategies and how to improve reading provides students with skills and options as they approach their courses.  The link below is a good resource that highlights several strategies.

Reading Comprehension for College Students

The popular grammar and spellcheck tool Grammarly is now available for students, faculty, and staff at no cost on University-owned computers and personal devices. The Cal State University, Los Angeles community can access the premium version of Grammarly.

Sign up to create an account using your MyCalStateLA ID account and your preferred password.

If you experience any problems during this process, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 323-343-6170. Please check out the ITS webpage for information about this program, specific system requirements, FAQs, and instructions to download software for home use.

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional materials. They provide these as free services to students. You will find information to assist you with various writing projects, including formatting, research, and citations. 

Visit the Purdue Owl Lab for more information.