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Welcome to the Writing GUide


"My stories run up and bite me on the leg - I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off."

Ray Bradbury, novelist.


As Central Louisiana Technical Community College considers all individuals within the academic community life-long students and encourages their continued education and professional growth, the OWL serves a significant role: an open source to all who wish to build and strengthen their skills in communication.


Writing Reports & Writing for Public Speaking

Writing for Public Speaking (Academic Level)

Writing an Argument Paper

Writing at the International Bachleaureate Level Language A (IB MYP II-III)

This rubric is part of the IB (International Baccalaureate)  curriculum for Language A—defined as a student's best language.

Language A courses therefore include the study of: (1) the instrumental function of a language where: listening, viewing, speaking, reading and writing skills are emphasized; and (2) literature, which encompasses a variety of periods and genres.*

Writing an Informative Paper (11/12)

Writing a Narrative Paper (11/12)

Writing an Informative Paper (9/10)

Grammarly Comma Cat

Writing for Public Speaking

A widely applicable rubric for public speaking or presentations at any level and any topic.

This rubric utilizes the following criteria:

  • Statement of purpose: Does the presentation introduce and state the purpose or topic of the presentation?
  • Content organization: How well is the content organized and does it flow?
  • Support of ideas: How well are the presentation themes or main ideas supported?
  • Use of examples/evidence: How well do the examples/evidence provided support the presentation topic?
  • Summary of main ideas: How well does the presentation's summary reinforce the main themes or ideas?
  • Poise and demeanor: How well prepared does the presenter appear to be?
  • Clarity of speech: How clearly does the presenter present his/her ideas?
  • Use of appropriate vocabulary: How well does the presenter incorporate topically-specific terminology?
  • Use of tone, pacing, and volume: How appropriate is the presenter's tone, pace, and volume in presenting the topic?
  • Engagement of audience: How well does the presenter engage the audience?

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