Need help with the writing process? Visit the University Library's Writing Help Centre in the Murray Library - Room 142. Writing tutors offer free, one-to-one instruction in academic writing, online and in person, for students at any stage of the writing process.
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Writing Philosophy: A Student's Guide to Writing Philosophy Essays provides a step-by-step instructions for each phase of the writing process, from formulating a thesis, to creating an outline, to writing a final draft, supplementing this tutorial approach with model essays, outlines, introductions, and conclusions. Skills essential to evaluating arguments, citing sources, avoiding plagiarism, detecting fallacies, and formatting final drafts are dealt with in detail.
This text covers the many kinds of writing assignments in philosophy for which students are often ill-prepared. With this text they will have the resources to learn necessary skills, e.g., organization, documentation, how to write a thesis defense or comparison and contrast paper.
Critical Reasoning & Philosophy is an innovative and clearly written handbook that teaches studnets how to read critically, think critically while they read, and write thoughtful, sound arguments in response.
The Writing Centre's help guide provides a wealth of writing resources for students (including information about tutoring and workshops) and teaching resources for faculty.
Be sure to check out writing workshops geared to undergrads and grad students (all are welcome at either level). Attend a live workshop or watch a workshop recording on your own time.
Department of Philosophy Help Centre
The Philosophy Help Centre has Philosophy graduate student tutors read first drafts and give advice about how to strengthen the argument(s) of essays, offer suggestions for improving organization, and point out weaknesses and places where more detail or clarity is needed. The Philosophy Help Centre cannot provide philosophical advice or provide judgments about the material students are writing about.