Writing support

Madeline Walker was the writing tutor in the School of Nursing for five years. During that time she created these valuable resources.

Books on writing

APA style
Annotated bibliography
Essay writing
  • Watch the presentation The Essay: A primer
  • Essay Basics
  • Dartmouth College has excellent handouts on how to write an academic paper. They explain how to incorporate your own thoughts into a paper as analytical rather than personal writing.
  • Rachel Cayley, Senior Lecturer in the Office of English Language and Writing Support at the University of Toronto, offers many useful ideas about graduate level writing.
Literature review
Organization in writing and clarity in writing
Punctuation and grammar
Writing a proposal

Dr. Karen MacKinnon offers the following materials to help with writing your proposal: slides on writing an academic research proposal, a sample successful grant proposal and budget, and sample timelines for student theses and projects.  For more information on proposal writing, contact Karen at .

Writing review and feedback
Conversations About writing

A series of conversations between Madeline Walker and Laurie Waye, Director of the Writing Centre.