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Pre-residency academic writing orientation

Your program invited me to share some writing resources with you during your pre-residency so that you have a chance to learn more about academic writing before you come to campus. I’m looking forward to meeting you when you’re here, but in the meantime, here are some resources that I hope you’ll find useful.


Are you a new graduate student?

How can you get help?

Structuring an academic paper

Academic writing tutorial

Creating a document plan

Writing an introduction

How to write a strong thesis statement

Writing an academic paragraph

Writing a conclusion

Citing sources


APA style (For Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences and School of Tourism and Hospitality Management students)

“APA Exposed” tutorial

APA Help Guide

Chicago Manual of Style (For Faculty of Management students)

Chicago Manual of Style

Other resources

Punctuation tutorial: Commas, semicolons, and colons

Writing overview

Assignment calculator

Team writing

I hope you find these resources helpful. If you have any questions, please contact me:

Direct line: (250) 391-2600, ext. 4353
Toll-free in North America: 1-800-788-8028 and ask University Reception to put you through to me

I’m looking forward to working with you during your program; see you soon!

Theresa Bell
Writing Centre Coordinator

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