3 How this Resource Works

By reading and completing activities in this resource you will be able to:

  • Consider the process of academic writing;
  • Determine the type of academic writing you might be asked to complete;
  • Review approaches to developing and structuring ideas using concept mapping and outlining;
  • Work on how to develop a thesis statement or controlling idea;
  • Consider strategies for planning your writing assignment, including:
    • Drafting paragraphs
    • Quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing
    • Incorporating evidence, and
    • Overcoming obstacles;
  • Use key questions for revising and editing.


There are activities for you to do throughout this resource. Each activity will have this banner above it:

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