Writing

Writing Structure Overview (PDF, 169KB)
Importance of structuring your assignment tasks clearly.
Writing an Essay
A page from the cite|write website describing the purpose and structure of an essay.
Writing a Report
A page from the cite|write website describing the purpose and structure of a report.
Abstracts
A site from University of Toronto explaining how to write an abstract.
Reflective Writing
A page from the cite|write website describing the purpose and structure of reflective writing.
Annotated Bibliography
A page from the cite|write website describing the purpose and structure of an annotated bibliography.
Writing a Critique
A page from the cite|write website describing the purpose and structure of a critique.
Literature Review
A page from the cite|write website describing the purpose and structure of a literature review.
7 Step Plan for Writing (PDF, 2MB)
An overview of how to plan and write an assignment.
Understanding Criteria (PDF, 135KB)
A plain English guide to understanding your criteria sheet.
Task analysis: starting your assignment
A video explaining what to do with a new assignment.
Task Word Glossary (PDF, 143 KB)
Directive or task words tell you what to do in your assignment. This is a list of the most commonly used directive words with definitions.
Editing and Proofreading (PDF, 3MB)
An overview of the main considerations when editing and proofreading your assignment.
Online Writing Lab (OWL)
A site from Purdue University.
Academic Phrases
Phrases for academic writing.
Assignment Calculator
An interactive tool which calculates how much time you have to do each step of your assignments.