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Writing successfully at the university level might seem like a daunting task, but do not despair! Ongoing practice, explicit instruction from writing specialists and reading other people’s writing can definitely help. There is an array of resources available to students: online tools, individual appointments and workshops.

Come to the Program Advising and Student Success and we will help you become better writers… and cite appropriately too!

Review tips related to approaching your writing. If you would prefer to discuss your writing, please book a virtual appointment with the English Language Specialist.

"Academic language... is no one’s mother tongue."

Bourdieu & Passeron, 1994

Additional Resources

Episode 1: Plagiarism - Ryerson Academic Integrity Office

Brief History of Citations and Plagiarism - TRSM Program Advising and Student Success

Is this an appropriate source? - Toronto Metropolitan University Library & Archives

Disclaimer: TRSM Program Advising and Student Success and Toronto Metropolitan University do not officially endorse the apps and sites listed here, and may not be held responsible for any technological problems that arise from their use. Please use at your own discretion.

Student Learning Support

  • Individual appointments
  • Weekly group sessions and non-credit classes
  • Foundations of academic writing and grammar

Please visit the SLS Writing and Language Support, opens in new window webpage for more details.

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Toronto Metropolitan University Library & Archives

TMU's English and Language Institute, opens in new window

The English and Language Institute offers both short-term and long-term intensive programs to enhance your English proficiency, a pathway to the university program of your choice, credit-bearing courses combining language learning with academic study, customized curricula for individuals or groups, and more.