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Inherently, you will revisit each of the stages of writing several times during the writing process. Analyze Your Writing Assignment. Faculty Writing Support Overview. The Writing Commons creates networks in which faculty come together to support one another in writing efforts.

Through collaboration the Writing Commons consolidates writing instruction resources and materials tailored to the needs of Air University AU faculty. Faculty from across AU schools and programs expressed interest in the following topics: Responding to Student Writing: This section presents faculty with principles, strategies, and best practices for responding to student writing.

The section also emphasizes that effective feedback moves students from novice to expert writers. Additionally, this section conveys the importance of using consistent vocabulary in responding to the major components of academic writing. Lastly, faculty will find practical advice on commenting using several types of responses.

A password reset link will be sent to you by email. The Writing Process Explore the steps necessary to write essays. Learn about rhetorical concepts, such as voice, audience, and purpose. Develop effective thesis statements. Improve your revision and editing strategies. Research Find, evaluate, and integrate sources. Review the research process.

Narrow your argument and write effectively for your audience. Learn effective research strategies to find and evaluate sources. Take notes and create an outline. Integrate sources into your writing. Produce a literature review or an annotated bibliography. Avoid plagiarism when citing and documenting. Rhetorical Styles Understand different essay structures assigned in college. Find support for argumentative, classification and division, cause and effect, compare and contrast, definition, descriptive, illustration, narration, and process essays.

Engage in interactive outlines for each style of essay. See sample essays from writing classes and from across the disciplines. Learn how to adjust your argument to be most persuasive to your audience. See different organizational strategies for argumentative essays. Understand the logical fallacies and how you can avoid them. Practice with both argumentative analysis and writing. Apply argumentative strategies to multimodal assignments. Learn about making strong discussion posts in online classes.

See differences between effective and ineffective emails. Understand writing practices for common social media platforms. Create stronger presentations using PowerPoint and Prezi. Become aware of your online footprint. Grammar Essentials Practice grammar skills to help you write clearly.

Electronic Sources Reference List: Organization and Structure Graduate Writing Workshops: Introductions Graduate Writing Workshops: Literature Reviews Graduate Writing Workshops: Style Graduate Writing Workshops: Editing and Proofreading Graduate Writing Workshops: Copyright and Plagiarism Collaborative Authorship Handout: Specificity in Writing Grant Writing: Introduction Grant Writing in the Sciences: Planning Grant Writing in the Sciences:


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New Online Reading Lab Visit our new Online Reading Comprehension Lab! The Reading Lab is the first completely free, comprehensive, online open education resource for college-level reading. It offers a variety of multimedia materials—instructional videos, online exercises, and handouts. The Air University (AU) Teaching & Learning Center's Online Writing Lab (OWL) serves a wide-ranging clientele beyond resident AU students and faculty that includes AU nonresident students, Airman worldwide, and the general public with academic writing and instruction.

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The online writing lab sponsored by Purdue University is a resource both for teachers and students. It provides a variety of materials on the general writing process, academic writing and research, subject-specific writing, and creative writing, to name a few. 4 Responses to 5 Free Online Writing Labs. Selva says: 1 October at pm. When you are an ENMU student taking online courses, you can submit a paper to the OWL, using the Online Writing Lab Request form. We try to respond to all requests within 48 hours; the exception to this would be when papers are submitted after hours on Friday or over the weekend.