Academic Writing

A guide to the academic writing process

Academic writing is used by students, professors, and researchers in every discipline to express ideas, make arguments, and engage in scholarly conversations.  It is characterized by evidence based arguments, precise word choice, logical organization, and impersonal tone.  Strong academic writing informs, analyzes, and persuades in a straightforward manner and enables the reader to engage critically in scholarly conversation.

This guide is designed to provide you with resources and tips for academic writing including: 

Assignment Types - resources on the different types of academic writing assignments with tips on how to write for each.
Writing Tips - Tips and tricks for writing for academic disciplines
Resources - ebooks, print books, articles, websites, etc. with additional information on the academic writing process
Citing Sources - information on how it cite your sources in APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, and SBL
The Writing Lab - links to the Cairn University Writing Lab for gaining additional assistance in the writing process. 

Academic Writing Flowchart from Edith Cowan University