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Using inclusive language

Using Gender-Neutral Language in Academic Writing (pdf)
Advice and examples by Jamila Stevenson from Warren Wilson College Writing Center.

Other style tips

Phrases to Use in Academic and Disciplinary Writing
This website is a resource of phrases that one can use when writing at the university level. For example, what are some ways to write a transition sentence? How do you introduce a series of examples? 

Making Complex Writing Intelligible with the Known–New Contract (pdf)
From Carnegie Mellon University's Global Communication Center, a color-coded handout explaining how to work with reader expectations in order to create clear connections between sentences. Learn more about this technique on CMU's website.