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Writing Resources

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Age

Learn how to write about age without bias, including how to describe age groups with specificity and what terms to use when writing about age.

Academic Writer

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Disability

Learn how to write about people with disabilities without bias, including how to implement general principles of language use and what terms to use or avoid.

Academic Writer

© 2021 American Psychological Association.


Gender

Learn how to write about gender without bias, including how to avoid gender stereotypes, use gender-neutral pronouns, and refer to transgender individuals.

Academic Writer

© 2021 American Psychological Association.


Racial and Ethnic Identity

Learn how to write about racial and ethnic identity without bias, including how to practice sensitivity and make specific racial or ethnic designations.

Academic Writer

© 2021 American Psychological Association.


Sexual Orientation

Learn how to write about sexual orientation without bias, including how to refer to people with differing sexual orientations, discuss sexual behaviors, and describe the sexual orientation of transgendered persons.

Academic Writer

© 2021 American Psychological Association.


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