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5 Must-Do's For Outstanding Essay Writing

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

The Transition from High School to University Writing

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

Tips-O-Matic from the Writing DEN

Let WritingDEN's Tips-O-Matic is great resource for students struggling with English grammar rules.

UBC Wiki - Getting started with your research paper

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


Citation, also known as referencing your work, serves two purposes. First, you prove that you are gathering information from reputable sources. Second, you avoid plagiarism, by acknowledging you are borrowing ideas from others. There are three main styles used to reference your work. 

APA style guide
APA style citation is typically used in social science.

MLA style guide
MLA style citation is typically used in the arts and humanities.