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Academic Writing and Citation Support

This guide can be used in order to improve your citation and writing skills.

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Welcome!

Hi there! Welcome to Writing and Citation Support for TRU students.

This site was created for all TRU students; abroad, international and domestic. On this site you will be able to find numerous helpful tips and advice on how to successfully write an academic essay or report. However, we recommend that you check with your professor to make sure the resources you are using are appropriate for the essay or assignment.


In the Researching Tab you will see many different guides on your academic topics, and also some guides on how to find good sources.

   On the Researching Subpages, you will find advice on how to pick your topic, plan your search for resources, and explain the different types of sources you may want to use in your essay.

In the Writing Tab you will find some essay templates, information on developing a thesis, and other writing tips.

     On the Writing Subpages, you will find an ESAL (English as a Secondary Additional Language) page which has advice for international students and will give guidance on writing essays in North America. You will also find an Essay Examples page which will provide numerous examples of reports and essays within the different disciplines (Business, Science, Physics, and many more)

The Citation Tab has an interesting video which teaches how to use citations. You can also find links on different citation formats.

    On the Citations Subpages, you will find worksheets and activities to practice the skill of citing, essay examples for MLA, APA, CSE, and Chicago, descriptions on when, how, and why to use quotations, and videos to show you how to create a proper paraphrase.

The Plagiarism Tab has a video which teaches you how to avoid plagiarism when writing a report or essay.

   On the Plagiarism Subpages, you will find basic information on plagiarism, what it is, the different types, and practice sheets on how to avoid plagiarism.