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The Learning Centre supports the use of the generic singular "they" in academic writing.
From the position statement of the International Writing Centers Association:
Singular they in academic writing acknowledges and affirms the lived realities of writers who themselves use singular they, as well as for writers who wish to affirm the reality of transgender and gender non-conforming people. Along with other gender neutral pronouns, the singular they helps validate the identities and stories of people who identify beyond the gender binary.
We recognize that using they as a singular pronoun may meet with resistance among readers of student work. Therefore, we offer to students the following footnote that they may elect to include in their writing. IWCA offers this footnote text to be shared, used, or built upon for personal and academic use:
More information about using the singular they from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Dalhousie University Writing Centre: The Dalhousie University Writing Centre Resources Guide has an extensive bank of writing handouts, guides and slideshows that cover many things that you, or a student, might find useful. (this site has very good “writing in the disciplines” guides for students who need more specific help about how to write in their particular class)
As a Douglas College student, you may also submit your assignments to WriteAway tutors for feedback.
WriteAway is a service in BC that gives students at participating institutions the opportunity to receive online writing assistance.
Qualified tutors from each of the participating institutions staff the service and provide feedback on students' draft writing assignments.