Video credit: Writing – posted by UBC Learn on YouTube






Websites & Videos

Articles & Websites

UBC Library: Evaluating and Citing Resources (Webpage, UBC Library)

UBC Library: Academic Integrity and Plagiarism (Webpage, UBC Library)

Purdue Online Writing Lab: Creating an Essay Outline (Webpage, Purdue University)

University of Ottawa Writing Centre (Webpage, University of Ottawa)

Assignment Calculators (Webpage, UBC Library)


Do You Actually Need to Read Your Textbooks (YouTube, College Info Geek)

This informational video covers the importance of reading assignments, how to balance readings from multiple courses, and how to evaluate reading sources.

How to Read an Academic Paper (YouTube, UBC iSchool)

The UBC iSchool describes the difference in reading an academic paper compared to a textbook and the best strategy to absorb the most information from a paper in this video.

Related Resources Guides

Academic and Professional Writing Resources (Website, CWSC)

From writing guides to annotated abstracts, check out all the online writing resources that UBC Library has to offer on this website.

Chapman Learning Commons Resources

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2 responses to “Writing”

  1. Melika Salari

    Great tips.

  2. Melika Salari

    By answering these questions I gained a better understanding of the content of the video.

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