Writing at the University of Toronto

Posted on Monday, September 29, 2008

Writing at the University of Toronto is a useful website for students who are studying academic writing at university level. Instructors and teaching assistants will also find tips and advice on how to teach academic writing more effectively.

Features:

  • Guide to completing an academic essay: planning and organizing (understanding essay topics, using thesis statements and topic sentences, writing introductions and conclusions, developing coherent paragraphs), reading and researching (critical reading, taking notes, using the Internet, dealing with new words), using sources (standard documentation formats, documenting electronic sources, using quotations, paraphrasing and summarizing)
  • Guide to specific types of writing: book reviews/article critiques, annotated bibliographies, literature reviews, academic proposals, abstracts, lab reports, short reports, oral presentations, application letters, résumés, writing about history, writing about physics, writing about literature
  • Guide to style and editing, with a list of common errors in grammar, punctuation, and style
  • Explanations of problematic points of grammar that often confuse ESL students
  • Tips on teaching writing (designing assignments, responding to student papers, preventing plagiarism, helping ESL students)
Site URL: http://www.utoronto.ca/writing/index.html

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