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Social Work : Social Work Writing, APA style

Social work writing

Social work students and practitioners are required to produce not only academic literature but also other forms of documentation including policy submissions and proposals, case notes and records, funding applications, as well as media statements and releases. Library and other resources and guidelines are available to assist students in writing for Social work and policy practice.

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Writing case notes

Writing reports

Writing government policy submissions

Websites for Federal and State Committees of Inquiry often include submissions made to an Inquiry. These can provide useful examples for submission writing. Look at completed inquiries and their associated submissions.  

Writing grant applications

Many government departments provide useful guidelines for writing funding submissions and grants.

Advocacy organizations and NGOs

Advocacy organizations and NGOs frequently prepare policy submissions for Government Inquiries and statements for the media on many social issues. If you are writing for the media or working on a policy submission, the websites of many organisations include examples of policy submissions. Visit the follow website for ideas: 

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Essay Writing


Finding Theses

An academic dissertation or thesis is a large research paper written by students in order to complete their master's or doctoral degrees (PhD).  

Writing court reports

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