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Bias-free language guide

Just as you have learned to check what you write for spelling, grammar, and wordiness, practice reading your work for bias.
The guidelines for bias-free language contain both general guidelines for writing about people without bias across a range of topics and specific guidelines that address the individual characteristics of age, disability, gender, participation in research, racial and ethnic identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and intersectionality. Read more at the source.

Inclusive language guidelines can be found on the APA website.

Inclusive writing

Inclusive language guidelines