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SSI1-173: Alexander Hamilton's America: Pulling it Together

Sound Writing

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Sound Writing is the official writing handbook on campus, written by student writing advisors and specifically tailored to the needs of Puget Sound students and their faculty.

In addition to supporting the development of successful academic writing skills, Sound Writing also includes sections on research methods, writing in the disciplines, and more.

Center for Speech and Effective Advocacy

The Center for Speech and Effective Advocacy is located in Jones 204.  This center is designed to address the curricular and co-curricular needs of a wide variety of classes and campus groups, and provides a collaborative space to practice and refine the skills of public speaking, argumentation, advocacy, and persuasion.

Oral communication is among the most important skills for college students to possess, according to an employer study conducted by the American Association of Colleges and Universities in 2018. Speaking skills can have a positive impact on a student's academic life, career, and civic success. Trained peer speech consultants are available by appointment to assist students and faculty members with every aspect of learning and teaching oral communication skills.

Many additional resources can be found on the Center's web page.

BEAM Framework

BEAM is an acronym intended to help us think about the various ways we use sources when writing a researched argument.  The BEAM model comes from a 2008 article by Joseph Bizup.  

 

BEAM Video

BEAM Handout

Need help?

This guide highlights only a small portion of the many resources available to you.  If you're not finding what you need, don't hesitate to contact Andrea!

Andrea Klyn
Social Sciences Liaison Librarian
email: aklyn@pugetsound.edu
tel: (253) 879-2875
office:  Collins Library 141

Request an Appointment with Andrea