Academic writing resources

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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.

Visit In Common, the Student Learning Commons blog, for writing tips and the latest SLC news!

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) or take a free workshop to learn about writing strategies in a group setting.

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 or to get the Zoom meeting ID. For more information, check out VOWƏL Open Writing Lab (for everyone).


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