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ASA Style Guide: Writing Style

ASA Style

Emphasizes formal, objective, orderly, and grammatically sound expression.

Avoids the first person, injecting opinion, overstating claims, and overwriting.

Uses the active voice.

Avoids plagiarism.

Uses clarity: direct, straightforward, jargon-free, uncluttered language.

Avoids language reflecting bias and stereotypes.

WOU Writing Center: Fully Online

The Writing Center is the only academic support unit on campus specifically designed to promote your development and success as a college writer. The consultant team is available to assist online with writing projects for any course and any level of instruction. The Writing Center also offers specialized assistance for multimodal compositions or new media projects like digital narratives, blogs, websites, slideware presentations, and even YouTube videos.

Writing Center

Visit the Writing Center website for resources and to make an online appointment,

Contact WOU Library

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