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Essay Writing Process
Steps for Writing a Well Organized Essay
Because writing is a process, you don't have to follow the steps chronologically. You might be drafting an essay and realize you need to gather more evidence to support the argument. Don't be afraid to backtrack, and use the steps when it makes the most sense.
Understanding the assignment guidelines
Gathering preliminary research
Developing an outline
The Key Parts
If you want to learn more about the specific parts of an essay, such as the thesis statement, view the resources below.
Complex thesis statements
Transition Words and Sentences
Active and Passive Voice
Essay Layouts & Types of Essays
Learn more about writing for different audiences and purposes.
Deductive Essay Structure
Inductive Essay Structure
Citing Your Sources
Understanding Academic Integrity
You've probably heard of academic integrity before, but if you're like most students, you're probably still wondering what it all means. Find out more here!
Short, Self-Guided Academic Integrity Tutorial
MacEwan's Academic Integrity Office
Student Academic Integrity Policy
Find out how to cite your sources using APA style.
APA Style Quick Guide
APA Style LibGuide
APA Guide to Electronic Resources
APA Style Blog for Tough Questions
Guide to Citing Canadian Legal Sources Using APA Style
How to Format a Word Document in APA Style
Find out how to cite your sources using MLA style.
MLA Style Quick Guide
MLA Style Formatting Tutorial