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

Writing Centers

In addition to the UW School of Social Work writing center, there are several writing centers available to you on campus and online.

  • Odegaard Writing & Research Center.  Located in Odegaard Undergraduate Library Room 121, the Odegaard Writing & Research Center is open to the entire UW community and features exceptional tutors and convenient hours.  Make an appointment online to connect with a peer tutor.  Also, check out OWRC's comprehensive writing resources available online.
  • CLUE Writing Center. A drop-in resource for students, the CLUE Writing Center is located in Mary Gates Hall and is open from 7pm-midnight Sunday-Thursday autumn, winter, and spring quarters.  Though CLUE is focused on undergraduate support, graduate students are welcome.  No appointment necessary.
  • Instructional Center. The IC is a comprehensive academic support center for Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) students. There are instructors and tutors available for almost every academic discipline or major.
  • Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL).  A student favorite, the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University provides extensive online reference materials, services and resources.  Explore all the great resources the OWL has to offer.

Want support with your resume and cover letter? We've compiled some resources that the UW Career and Internship Center has to offer including pre-recorded workshops, LinkedIn Learning Classes, drop-in coaching, and more. 

APA Style

Academic papers produced for social work courses should follow the style guidelines adopted by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Writing Courses

Here's a highlight of a few courses focused on developing writing skills.

  • UW Composition and Writing Courses.  This detailed document provides information about composition ("C") and writing ("W" and non-"W") courses and other language support resources for UW multilingual students and their teachers.
  • Soc WF 250 - Writing for Social Welfare Courses.  Offered as a 2-credit elective in winter quarter for BASW students, this courses uses a social work framework to develop, strengthen, and practice undergraduate level writing in critically conscious ways.  BASW students will receive more information about this course before winter quarter registration.

Additional Writing Resources

From understanding the prompt to proofreading your final paper, get the support you need through all stages of writing.