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Essex District High School
Writing Guides and Tools

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There are three main citation styles in common use of which two are used most frequently at Essex District High School. These styles are APA and MLA. The guides provided by The University of British Columbia are listed below. More detail about all three methods of citation is provided on the Citation page under Learning Commons of this website


Click here apastyle.pdf for the APA citation guide

Click here mlastyle.pdf for the MLA citation guide


Below are two tracking guides that students may use while researching and documenting work


Click here Tracking APA.pdf for the APA citation tracking sheet 

Click here Tracking MLA.pdf for the MLA citation tracking sheet



Click here​ to go to Son-of-Citation-Machine to cite your work in APA or MLA format.


Plagarism is simple to avoid as long as you follow these simple guides. The guides are from The University of Alberta for students to use to avoid plagarism.


Click here common.pdf for the "Common Knowledge and Quotations" guide

Click here evaluating.pdf for the "Evaluating Internet Resources guide

Click here paraphrasing.pdf for the "Proper Paraphrasing guide

Click here research.pdf for the "Research and Writing" Tips guide

There are many online writing guides and resources available to students. This includes the topic of plagiarism. Below are several useful guides.

Click here​ for an Ultimate Student Copyright Guideline.

Click here for a link to Western Libraries guide on Plagiarism.

Click here for a link to the Harvard University guide to Using Resources.

Click here​ for additional information on Plagiarism on this EDHS webpage.



Below are handy writing tools that will help to improve your writing skills

Click here​ for the Purdue "Online Writing Lab" (provides writing advice and APA/MLA formating advice.

Click here for the WordWeb Online Dictionary and Thesaurus 

Click here for the Visual Online Dictionary

Click here for Your Online Dictionary