Study and research

Study skills

Information about distributed (online) learning in British Columbia for students K-12. Created by the Virtual School Society.

A simple checklist of tips to consider to improve your study skills and reduce test anxiety.

Information on topics like listening, note taking and time management.

Research tips

Develop your research skills using library and web resources. Also provides examples and tips on developing a research strategy for your particular topic.

Tips, tools and techniques for Web research.

Tutorials in video, interactive tutorials, and PDF formats from Simon Fraser University. Includes introduction to research, search strategies, avoiding plagerism, and creating citations. An excellent resource, and you don't need to be a SFU student to access this information!


There are few intellectual offenses more serious than plagiarism in academic and professional contexts. This resource offers advice on how to avoid plagiarism in your work.

A simple description of plagiarism from Burnaby North Secondary's library blog.

Bainbridge State College offers a quick video on Plagiarism: How to avoid it.

A description of plagiarism with examples.

Essay writing

A quick 5-step guide from the Study Gurus on essay writing.

Examples of student writing compiled by Write Source, a group of teachers and writers who develop materials for students and instructors from kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Writing tips for essays and other forms of writing by Orca Book Publishers.

A handy guide from the University of Toronto comparing the expectations of high school and university essays.

Let WritingDEN's Tips-O-Matic help you write better documents. Look up grammar rules, helper words, and other writing tips.

Report writing

A proven approach to success on your research paper.

When you search for information on a topic, save time and avoid frustration by planning a research strategy.