Writing Resources

We have developed a number of helpful materials dealing with numerous topics in writing support. We provide information about macrological aspects of your writing (essay structure, thesis statements, tips for getting started, etc.) and micrological issues (grammar, punctuation, writing style). In addition, we provide information about some specific types of writing, such as the MCAT essay. All resources are free for you to download in .doc and .pdf formats.

Resources to get You started

Are you having trouble starting a paper? Don't know where to look for resources for your course? Here are some handouts that will help you look for research material by subject.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing Support Handouts

Please browse our offering of materials.

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Information on Topics in Writing Support

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Active and Passive Voice
Answering Essay Questions
Articles
APA Style
Book Reports and Book Reviews
Common Prefixes
Compare and Contrast Essays
Conciseness
Conditional Sentences
Coordination
Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
Essays - General Structure
Essays - Thesis Statement
Essays - Conclusion
Expectations of English Readers
Faulty Parallelism
General Evaluation for Papers
MLA Style
Participles Used as Adjectives
Prepositions
Pronouns
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
Rules for Numbers in Writing
Run-on Sentences
Sentence Fragments
Sentence Patterns
Summary Writing
The Colon and the Dash
The Comma
The Possessive Apostrophe
The Semicolon
Tips for Writing Essays
Transition Signals
Verb Tenses
Word Choice
Writing the MCAT Essay


Directory of Writing Centres

Many universities and colleges across Canada have writing centres. Each has its own unique set of resources. If you have been through our site and are still looking for further information, you may have success browsing other centres' sites.
Click here to access the directory.

Graduate Writing Resources

 

Workshop handouts and other resources can be found here.

 

 

 

 

Still have questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Academic Courses in Writing at Western

Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication Program.

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