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This libguide provides a break down of the essay writing process.
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The nitty gritty...

Maybe essay writing is not your thing. Don't worry. Check out the Video below, and the tabs at the top of the page for more information about the different components that make up an essay. If you still have more questions stop by the Learning Support Centre. It's located directly beside the computer lab in the GPRC Library.


Intro to essay structure


Things to avoid when writing your paper

  • Do not use contractions. For example: can't, don't, won't, it's, haven't...etc. Write these words out in FULL.
  • Do not forget to reference anything that is quoted or paraphrased! 
  • Avoid using first person: I, me, we, you, us, our. Even though it is your position or assertion on the topic, statements should be generalized and written in Third Person. I.e. Studies show that... Evidence suggests...
  • Do not ""sit on the fence". What this means is: do not use words such as perhaps, maybe, likely, should, may....etc. These are the "I'm not sure" words that will weaken your argument.



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