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Academic Writing


Academic writing is a critical undertaking in your university journey that requires solid planning as well as a strong grasp of techniques and processes that are unique to the many academic document types that exist. This "lunch and learn" workshop will present various tools that will help you understand and include the important elements into an academic paper, specifically the thesis document, and avoid common pitfalls. This page will also provide you with some useful tools and resources to guide you in improving your writing skills. Check them out!

 

Workshops Dates for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

General Academic Writing  

Thesis Writing

  • Wednesday, February 7th, 2018         12:15 - 13:15 for both faculties, room 202

 


General Academic Writing Tools

There are a plethora of thematic dictionaries available to find the right word or phrase, from the classic language to synonym-antonym dictionaries, to dictionaries of uses, and sequencing of tenses and expressions. There are also a number of spelling and grammar editing digital applications.

 

Dictionaries

Larousse (french definitions, synonyms, translations, encyclopedia) http://larousse.com/eng

Cambridge (definitions, grammar, translations) http://dictionary.cambridge.org

Purdue OWL (general writing, grammar, verbs, and sequence of tenses) https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

 

Grammar and Spell Correctors

Antidote 8 (corrector, dictionary, various language and writing guides) - accessible at the library

Cordial (correcteur, dictionnaire, règles de grammaire) - basic application in French only http://www.cordial-enligne.fr/

Grammarly (English corrector) - requires a Google Chrome account, enhanced functionalities available with subscription https://www.grammarly.com/

Using sentence connectors correctly in academic writing 

 

Writing Guides

Banque de dépannage linguistique - Office de la langue française (French only) https://www.oqlf.gouv.qc.ca/ressources/bdl.html

Education First (grammar guide) http://www.ef.com/english-resources/english-grammar/

Bibliothèque virtuelle (high school level, general reference website) - good basic information for French and English writing http://www.alloprof.qc.ca/bv/pages/accueil-bv.aspx

 

Thesis Writing Tools

Brief guide to writing a philosophy paper (Harvard College) 

Writing using the MLA style (Purdue Online Writing Lab) - an excellent up to date resource to help with formatting and citation management

 


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