Services and resources that support academic writing
Academic writing is a challenging but ultimately rewarding way to engage with ideas, hone critical thinking skills, and deepen your insights.
Start here to find resources to help with all aspects of the writing process: from understanding your assignment expectations to creating and organizing sound arguments, to editing your drafts with more confidence.
You can also meet with someone one-on-one to receive feedback on your writing (the SLC provides writing consultations on all 3 campuses and online through Write Away), take a free workshop to learn about writing strategies in a group setting, or watch one of our Academic writing strategy videos, about all stages and phases of the writing process.
- Introduction to academic writing
- Typical writing assignments
- Writing in the disciplines
- Argumentation and thesis statements
- Organization and paragraphs
- Honing your style
- Revising, editing, and proofreading
- Working with sources
- Academic writing in French
- Paper due? Here is an infographic* to support you to revise your work!
- Sample undergraduate papers from the SLC writing contest - Volumes 1-5 now available
- Inclusive and antiracist writing guides
Join our writing group: VOW(e)L: the Virtual Writing Group (for everyone)
VOWƏL is the Virtual Open Writing Lab (for everyone), Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (GMT-07:00 / Pacific Daylight Time)
You are invited to log into our Zoom writing room. Attendance is on a drop in basis - you do not have to attend every week or stay for the full three hours. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the Zoom meeting ID. For more information, check out VOWƏL Open Writing Lab (for everyone).