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Writing Guide

Written Assignments

During your university career, you will probably be asked to submit a written assignment. Your professor could refer to it as a paper, an essay, a term paper, a research essay or research paper. It's likely that if he or she uses this term, you are being asked to write an essay. Library Services recommends that you confirm the assignment requirements with your professor before you proceed with an assignment!

An essay is a written document which discusses, explains, analyzes, interprets or evaluates a topic in an organized and coherent manner. For more information visit the University of Guelph Library's Writing University Essays page.

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