Q. Why do I have to use SWS?
What is the purpose of the Strayer Writing Standards?
At Strayer University, we use the Strayer Writing Standards (SWS) – a brief set of guidelines to encourage you to write ethically. SWS has three primary purposes:
- Ensure your writing is professional;
- Avoid plagiarizing others; and
- Give credit to other people's ideas used in your work.
You will use the SWS formatting and citation guidelines throughout your academic journey with Strayer.
What are FAQs?
Our Library FAQs provide short answers to common questions to save you time. Each frequently asked question (FAQ) has a concise written answer and often an image or brief video. Many FAQs direct you to other pages of our library website, such as the following: