Academic policies and writing resources

Academic integrity

All students are expected to familiarize themselves with Concordia University’s policies regarding plagiarism and other offenses, including the Code of Conduct and the possible penalties.

Practical advice on how to avoid plagiarism include “Avoiding plagiarism” (Concordia University) and “How not to plagiarize” (University of Toronto).

If ever in doubt, talk to me or to your TA.


See the website of the Access Centre for Students with Disabilities (ACSD), which includes listings for on-campus resources and registration for accessibility services.

Writing assistance

Everyone, even very good writers, can always improve. Whether you struggle with writing or hope to move to the next level, you might benefit from an appointment with a tutor at Writing Assistance. Book early–slots tend to fill up quickly. The Writing Centre also offers drop-in appointments, but be ready to wait.

You can also meet with me during office hours to discuss strategies to improve the clarify and effectiveness of your writing.

Online writing resources

“Papers, Expectations, Guidelines, Advice and Grading” by Dan White and Jeannie DeLombard. This is an excellent resource specifically designed to help students write strong essays in English literature courses. Strongly recommended.

Online writing resources (University of Toronto), a rich site offering help on various academic genres, the mechanics of writing, etc.

Hypergrammar (University of Ottawa, an excellent site for grammar and style)

OWL (Purdue University, another excellent resource)

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