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Academic Writing: Academic Writing

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



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.



Online Grammar & Proofreading Tools


Grammarly is available for JSOU students. Find access details in your JSOU Blackboard account.

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