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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.
  • Book Report

    Area: Social Sciences, Program: Learning Enhancement, Type of Writing: Response, Course Level: 1000, English Speaking Nativeness: Non-Native, Year: 2018
    Document ID: SS.L.E.R.1.N.2.1

    Preparing for a Computing Major

    Area: Computer Science, Program: Computer Science, Type of Writing: Essay (Explorative), Course Level: 1000, Year: 2018
    Document ID: CS.C.S.1.2.1

    Alvvays’ “Pecking Order” Analysis

    Area: Humanities, Program: English, Type of Writing: Essay (Analytical, Interpretive), Course Level: 1000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native, Year: 2018
    Document ID: H.E.1.N.2.1

    The Thorpe Affair and the Press

    Area: Humanities, Program: English, Type of Writing: Essay (Analytical, Interpretive), Course Level: 2000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native, Year: 2018
    Document ID: H.E.2.N.2.1

    Jigsaw: Sound Production

    Area: Media, Program: Film, Type of Writing: Essay (Analytical, Interpretive), Course Level: 2000, Year: 2017
    Document ID: M.F.2.2.1

    H.R. Giger

    Area: Arts, Program: Visual Art & Design, Type of Writing: Other, Type of Writing: Research (writing to present researched information), Type of Writing: Response, Course Level: 1000, Year: 2017
    Document ID: A.V.A.&.D.1.2.1

    Jeff Cronenweth, A.S.C.

    Area: Media, Program: Film, Type of Writing: Research (writing to present researched information), Type of Writing: Profile, Course Level: 2000, Year: 2017
    Document ID: M.F.2.2.1

    Are Dads Just as Good Caregivers?

    Area: Social Sciences, Program: Family/Human Studies, Type of Writing: Essay (Argumentative), Type of Writing: Essay (Explorative), Course Level: 1000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native, Year: 2018
    Document ID: SS.F.S.1

    Personal Life Philosophy

    Area: Social Sciences, Program: Learning Enhancement, Type of Writing: Statement, Course Level: 1000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native, Year: 2018
    Document ID: SS.L.E.S.1.N.2.1

    Teaching Philosophy

    Area: Social Sciences, Program: Education, Type of Writing: Statement, Course Level: 1000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native, Year: 2018
    Document ID: SS.E.O.1.N.2.1

    Reap What You Sow

    Area: Social Sciences, Program: History, Type of Writing: Essay (Argumentative), Course Level: 1000, Year: 2017
    Document ID: SS.H.E.1.2.1

    Gender Redefined Journal Entry

    Area: Humanities, Program: Humanities, Type of Writing: Response, Course Level: 1000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native, Year: 2018
    Document ID: H.H.R.1.N.2.1

    High School Dropout Rates

    Area: Humanities, Program: English, Type of Writing: Civic (writing done for public or community purposes), Type of Writing: Presentation, Course Level: 2000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native, Year: 2018
    Document ID: H.E.C.P.2.N.2.1

    Concert Paper #3

    Area: Arts, Program: Performing Arts, Type of Writing: Review, Course Level: 1000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native, Year: 2018
    Document ID: A.P.A.R.1.N.2.1

    A Rhetorical Analysis of “The US Remains the Most Wasteful Nation on Earth”

    Area: Humanities, Program: Composition, Type of Writing: Essay (Analytical, Interpretive), Course Level: 0900, English Speaking Nativeness: Native, Year: 2018
    Document ID: H.C.E.0.N.2.1

    Power and Ethics in Business Communication

    Area: Business, Program: Business Mgmt, Type of Writing: Essay (Analytical, Interpretive), Course Level: 2000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native, Year: 2018
    Document ID: B.B.M.E.2.N.2.1

    The Refusal to Eat and the Decline of Weight

    Area: Social Sciences, Program: Psychology, Type of Writing: Critique/Evaluation, Type of Writing: Case Study, Course Level: 2000, English Speaking Nativeness: Non-Native, Year: 2018
    Document ID: SS.P.C.C.S.2.N.2.1

    City of Rocks Annotated Bibliography

    Area: Science, Program: GeoScience, Type of Writing: Annotated Bibliography, Course Level: 1000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native, Year: 2018
    Document ID: S.G.A.B.1.N.2.1

    Cognitive Impairment Induced by Delta9-tetrahyracannabinol (THC)

    Area: Science, Program: Biology, Type of Writing: Abstract (summary of a longer document--e.g. proposal, report, article), Type of Writing: Summary, Course Level: 1000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native, Year: 2018
    Document ID: S.B.A.S.1.N.2.1

    Signature Assignment for Philosophy 1250

    Area: Humanities, Program: Philosophy, Type of Writing: Critique/Evaluation, Type of Writing: Essay (Argumentative), Type of Writing: Essay (Explorative), Course Level: 1000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native, Year: 2018
    Document ID: H.P.C.E.E.1.N.2.1

    Differences in Religious belief between the United States and the United Kingdom 

    Area: Social Sciences, Program: Political Science, Type of Writing: Essay (Analytical, Interpretive), Course Level: 2000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native, Year: 2018
    Document ID: SS.P.S.E.2.N.2.1

    First Analysis of a Dance Performance

    Area: Arts, Program: Performing Arts, Type of Writing: Review, Course Level: 1000, English Speaking Nativeness: Multi-Lingual Native, Year: 2018
    Document ID: A.P.A.R.1.M.N.2.1

    How can we define quality in teaching and how can we measure it appropriately?

    Area: Humanities, Program: Composition, Type of Writing: Report, Course Level: 2000, English Speaking Nativeness: Multi-Lingual Native, Year: 2018
    Document ID: H.C.R.2.M.N.2.1

    The Drug Trade: A Comparative Analysis of Colombia and Afghanistan

    Area: Social Sciences, Program: Political Science, Type of Writing: Essay (Analytical, Interpretive), Course Level: 2000, English Speaking Nativeness: Native, Year: 2018
    Document ID: SS.P.S.E.2.N.2.1

    The Deep Web: Informative Speech

    Area: Communication, Program: Communication, Type of Writing: Plan, Type of Writing: Speech, Course Level: 1000, Year: 2018
    Document ID: C.C.P.S.1.2.9

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