Academic Writing


The purpose of the Academic Writing presentation is to introduce students to the basics of academic writing at the university level.


This presentation is perfect for a 50-minute or 75-minute course.

Possible Presentations

Academic Writing: Layering Your Writing - This presentation demonstrates a better use of the basic five-paragraph essay model by demonstrating the use of descriptive, analytical, persuasive, and narrative writing for every academic essay.

Academic Writing - This presentation discusses the basic definition of academic writing from the standpoint of a new learner.

Defining Academic Writing - This presentation breaks down the three basic concepts of academic writing.

20 Common Grammar Errors - This presentation discusses the 20 most common grammar errors seen in the Writing Center.

Plagiarism - This presentation discusses plagiarism issues and how to avoid them.

Helping Students Avoid Plagiarism - This presentation, written by the Writing Center and the Graduate College, outlines ways faculty can assist students in recognizing and avoiding plagiarism.

Plagiarism & Academic Integrity - This presentation is a blending of the two above and is usually presented as part of Academic Integrity Days.

Desired Outcomes

  • Students will understand and define the basics of academic writing on the college level.
  • Student will be able to recognize inadvertent plagiarism in their papers.
  • Students will recognize the importance of standard edited English in academic writing.

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