Considering Student Completion of the Writing Requirement

All students at UCI must complete a lower-division writing requirement, but they may not have completed this before taking other classes that require writing assignments. There are a few factors that instructors should consider when their students have not yet completed their lower-division writing requirement, such as students’ understanding of citation use, peer-reviewed sources, and academic voice. Here are some steps to help students be successful with academic writing:

The following links provide more information on assisting students with academic writing:

Disciplinary-Specific Writing Guides

Purdue Online Writing Lab

Best Practices on Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism


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