There are many writing resources available to support you in developing your skills as a writer.  This section features resources for Writing Centers, Writing Tips, Writing Courses, and APA Style.

Writing Centers

  • Odegaard Writing & Research Center. Open to the entire UW community, students can access online and in-person writing and research appointments, along with comprehensive writing resources and handouts.
  • CLUE Tutoring. A welcoming, inclusive space for students to connect, ask questions about various subjects, prepare for exams, and have support on homework, with online and in-person options.
  • OMAD Instructional Center. The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Instructional Center provides academic support and mentoring for under-represented minority, first-generation college and economically disadvantaged students.
  • Purdue OWL. A student favorite, the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University provides extensive online reference materials, services and resources.

Writing Tips

  • Write with Might. Thoughtful and informative writing tips written specifically for social work students in the 2012-2013 academic year. 
  • Dear Writing Tutor. A Q&A feature with questions asked by social work students and answered by a social work writing tutor in the 2013-2014 academic year.

Writing Courses

  • Soc Wf 250 Writing for Social Welfare Courses Links to an external site.W. Offers an engaging space for social welfare students to develop, practice, and strengthen college-level writing using exercises, discussion, and lecture. Covers summarizing and responding, critical thinking and argument, APA style and academic honesty, as well as language and the writing process. Review of punctuation and mechanics, grammar, and sentence style. Credit/no-credit only. BASW students will receive more information about how to register for this elective.
  • ENGL 102 Essentials of College Reading & Writing Links to an external site.. Develop and practice the reading, writing and critical thinking strategies needed for analyzing and responding to academic texts. Practices critical reading of academic texts, developing research questions, making claims, determining credibility of sources, and appropriately citing sources in writing. 
  • ENGL 104 Essentials of College Communication Links to an external site.. Discover how to take effective notes, give clear presentations and oral reports, and participate in important class discussions. Practice asking engaging questions, sharing opinions, and arguing your point persuasively in the classroom.

APA Style