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Welcome to the OCSW!

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SLCC Students can submit their original writing through the OCSW Submission Form.  

Users of the OCSW may search and view its contents for educational and learning purposes. Users of the OCSW may not download, copy, or otherwise plagiarize its contents. OCSW contents hold the Creative Commons Attribution—Non-Commercial license. This license lets others re-mix, revise, and build upon the original work for non-commercial uses. (Faculty may contact the SLCC Writing Across the College Director for additional permissions.)

To cite the sources in the OCSW, you must attribute the student author and the OCSW.

Follow the citation templates below and contact the SLCC Writing Across the College Director for author information.

  • APA: Author Last Name, Author First Initial. (Year of Publication) Title. Retrieved from SLCC Open Collection of Student Writing. (Paper ID)
  • Chicago: Author Last Name, Author First Name. “Title.” SLCC Open Collection of Student Writing. Access Date. URL.
  • MLA: Author Last Name, Author First Name. “Title.” SLCC Open Collection of Student Writing. Paper ID:XXXXXXXX. Accessed DD/Month/YYYY.
  • Soil Screening Assessment of Mineral Fork Canyon 2

    Area: Science, Program: GeoScience, Type of Writing: Scientific (writing to communicate scientific research results), Course Level: 2000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native, Year: 2017
    Document ID: S.G.S.2.N.2.6

    The Many Faces of an Artist

    Area: Humanities, Program: English, Type of Writing: Profile, Course Level: 1000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native, Year: 2017
    Document ID: H.E.P.1.N.2.6

    Chemistry in My Life – In-Vitro Fertilization

    Area: Science, Program: Chemistry, Type of Writing: Science (writing about science for professional or non-science readers), Course Level: 1000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native, Year: 2017
    Document ID: S.C.S.1.N.2.5

    Why Some Discriminate: A Flash Memoir

    Area: Humanities, Program: Composition, Type of Writing: Reflection, Course Level: 2000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native
    Document ID: H.C.R.2.N.5

    There is not difference

    Area: Humanities, Program: Composition, Type of Writing: Essay (Argumentative), Course Level: 1000, English Speaking Nativeness: Non-Native
    Document ID: H.C.E.1.N.5

    Books are our partners

    Area: Humanities, Program: Composition, Type of Writing: Essay (Explorative), Course Level: 0900, English Speaking Nativeness: Non-Native
    Document ID: H.C.E.0.N.5

    Challenging Behavior

    Area: Humanities, Program: Family/Human Studies, Type of Writing: Essay (Explorative), Type of Writing: Observation, Course Level: 2000, English Speaking Nativeness: Multi-Lingual Native
    Document ID: H.F.S.E.O.2.M.N.5

    At Risk Students in K-12 Classrooms

    Area: Humanities, Program: Education, Type of Writing: Essay (Analytical, Interpretive), Type of Writing: Reflection, Course Level: 2000, English Speaking Nativeness: Multi-Lingual Native
    Document ID: H.E.E.R.2.M.N.5

    The Buddha

    Area: Humanities, Program: Philosophy, Type of Writing: Essay (Explorative), Type of Writing: Research (writing to present researched information), Course Level: 1000
    Document ID: H.P.E.R.1.5

    Søren Kierkegaard

    Area: Humanities, Program: Philosophy, Type of Writing: Essay (Analytical, Interpretive), Course Level: 1000
    Document ID: H.P.E.1.5

    Letter to Representatives

    Area: Social Sciences, Program: Political Science, Type of Writing: Civic (writing done for public or community purposes), Course Level: 1000
    Document ID: SS.P.S.C.1.5

    Is it ‘Just a Phase’

    Area: Humanities, Program: Humanities, Type of Writing: Reflection, Course Level: 1000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native
    Document ID: H.H.R.1.N.5

    My Renaissance

    Area: Business, Program: Business Mgmt, Type of Writing: Essay (Explorative), Type of Writing: Reflection, Course Level: 1000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native
    Document ID: B.B.M.E.R.1.N.5

    Subjugation of the Stepford Wives

    Area: Arts, Program: Film, Type of Writing: Critique/Evaluation, Type of Writing: Review, Course Level: 1000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native
    Document ID: A.F.C.R.1.N.5

    Holy Grail of Philosophy

    Area: Humanities, Program: Philosophy, Type of Writing: Essay (Argumentative), Course Level: 1000, English Speaking Nativeness: Multi-Lingual Native
    Document ID: H.P.E.1.M.N.5

    Economics of the Epipen Issue

    Area: Business, Program: Economics, Type of Writing: Essay (Analytical, Interpretive), Course Level: 2000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native
    Document ID: B.E.E.2.N.5

    My Renaissance

    Area: Business, Program: Business Mgmt, Type of Writing: Essay (Explorative), Type of Writing: Reflection, Course Level: 1000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native
    Document ID: B.B.M.E.R.1.N.5

    Utah’s 4th Congressional District Debate

    Area: Social Sciences, Program: Political Science, Type of Writing: Critique/Evaluation, Type of Writing: Reflection, Course Level: 1000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native
    Document ID: SS.P.S.C.R.1.N.5

    Letter to the Editor of the New York Times: Ending Poverty

    Area: Social Sciences, Program: Political Science, Type of Writing: Essay (Argumentative), Type of Writing: Civic (writing done for public or community purposes), Course Level: 1000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native
    Document ID: SS.P.S.E.C.1.N.5

    Human Trafficking

    Area: Humanities, Program: Philosophy, Type of Writing: Essay (Explorative), Course Level: 1000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native
    Document ID: H.P.E.1.N.5

    Positive Effects of GMOs

    Area: Health Sciences, Program: Health Sciences, Type of Writing: Essay (Argumentative), Course Level: 1000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native
    Document ID: HS.H.S.E.1.N.5

    Area: Humanities, Program: Composition, Type of Writing: Technical (writing for understanding and use of a product or service), Course Level: 2000
    Document ID: H.C.T.2.5

    Intimacy and Role Confusion: Here’s to you Mrs. Robinson

    Area: Social Sciences, Program: Psychology, Type of Writing: Critique/Evaluation, Type of Writing: Essay (Analytical, Interpretive), Type of Writing: Review, Course Level: 1000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native
    Document ID: SS.P.C.E.R.1.N.5

    Beyond the Oedipus: Modern Psychodynamic Therapy’s Effectiveness in Treating Mental Illness

    Area: Social Sciences, Program: Psychology, Type of Writing: Research (writing to present researched information), Type of Writing: Scientific (writing to communicate scientific research results), Course Level: 2000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native
    Document ID: SS.P.R.S.2.N.5

    Catholic Women Priests: The Unnecessary Women in a Patriarchal System

    Area: Humanities, Program: Composition, Type of Writing: Essay (Argumentative), Course Level: 2000, English Speaking Nativeness: Non-Native
    Document ID: H.C.E.2.N.5

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