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Writing Skills Centre

Free writing tutoring for RDP students.

Revise, Edit, & Proofread

Writing is only half the battle! Learn how to revise, edit, and proofread what you've written.

Revising Essays & Research Papers
Checklist with guided questions and suggestions for improving your draft. From U of C Writing Support Services.

Editing
Clear and concise list from the University of Ottawa Academic Writing Help Centre. Helpful checklist format with a great section on citations.

Reverse Outlines
What's a reverse outline? Only one of the best ways to check your paper's organization! This highly-recommended technique is explained by the Writing Center at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Writing Concisely
Clear, concise writing communicates your message the best. Great tips from the U of A Centre for Writers on finding and eliminating unnecessary words in your writing.

Proofreading
The final step. Learn how to proofread and find the errors you may be missing. From the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Hemingway Editor
This free, online editing app will check your writing for readability, clarity, and conciseness. Paste part or all of your essay here to get suggestions for improvement.

Formatting Guidelines

What should your title page look like? Do you need to bold your title? Where do the page numbers go? How do you format your References/Works Cited/Bibliography page? Answers to all these questions and more in the citation-specific formatting guidelines below:

APA 7th Edition Essay Formatting Guidelines

Chicago 17th Edition Essay Formatting Guidelines

MLA 9th Edition Essay Formatting Guidelines