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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.2.1.1155

    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.1.2.1.1144

    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.2.1.1096

    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.2.1.1094

    Jigsaw: Sound Production

    Area: Media, Program: Film, Type of Writing: Essay (Analytical, Interpretive), Course Level: 2000, Year: 2017
    Document ID: M.F.2.2.1.1088

    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.1.2.1.1086

    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.2.2.1.1084

    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.1.1082

    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.2.1.1076

    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.2.1.1075

    Reap What You Sow

    Area: Social Sciences, Program: History, Type of Writing: Essay (Argumentative), Course Level: 1000, Year: 2017
    Document ID: SS.H.E.1.2.1.1072

    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.2.1.1070

    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.2.1.1067

    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.2.1.1049

    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.2.1.1046

    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.2.1.1043

    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.2.1.1027

    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.2.1.1025

    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.2.1.1022

    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.2.1.1018

    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.2.1.1016

    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.2.1.1014

    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.2.1.1011

    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.2.1.1005

    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.1.2.9.996

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