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Academic Writing: Academic Writing

Resources which will help you develop the skills necessary to write clearly, logically, and effectively.

 

Guidance on writing for college, constructing an informed argument, choosing an appropriate topic, finding a rhetorical stance, considering structure, and using appropriate tone and style.

"Your friendly guide to the world of grammar, punctuation, usage, and fun developments in the English language."

 

 

These OWL resources will help you with the types of writing you may encounter while in college. The OWL resources range from rhetorical approaches for writing, to document organization, to sentence level work, such as clarity. For specific examples of writing assignments, please see the Common Writing Assignments area.

 

 

This resource covers using logic within writing—logical vocabulary, logical fallacies, and other types of logos-based reasoning.

 

This handout will define what an argument is and explain why you need one in most of your academic essays.

 

 

Sections Include: Using Dashes, commas, semicolons, coordinating conjunctions, conjunctive adverbs, subject-verb agreement, how to proofread, and twelve common errors.

Online Grammar & Proofreading Tools

JSOU students can get free access to the grammar and spell checker tool, Grammarly . Learn more through your JSOU e-Campus account, under the Writing Center.

A free web based resource (no download necessary) which checks grammar, spelling, word choice, syntax, and plagiarism.