Writing Assistance


Effective written communication is essential for success, not only in college, but also in the workplace. During your time at Los Angeles Pacific University you will develop and improve your writing skills and abilities.

Students enter college with a wide range of writing abilities. We have resources and support for all ability levels and have support resources for all stages of writing. From our Writing Consultants to our writing tutorials and handouts, we have what you need to success. Please take a moment to review each of these resources.

Essential Elements of Academic Writing

Review the Essential Elements of Academic Writing page with helpful tips on paper structure, style and formatting, and avoiding plagiarism.

The APU Writing Center

Writing Center Tutorials

Avoid Plagiarism [10:42]

Craft Thesis Statments [22:45}

Write in APA Style [45:17]

APA Resources

In many of your courses, you will write papers that require citing scholarly sources using formatting rules and guidelines known as "APA" style formatting. Review the resources below to learn more about APA and the resources available to support you in writing your papers. Los Angeles Pacific University adheres to the most current Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).

    • Review the "Introduction to APA Style" presentation below: