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Videos & Transcripts

We encourage students to use the videos below to learn about specific aspects of writing.

Faculty members can also utilize these videos and other resources on their course websites, in class, or in writing sessions as helpful teaching aids.

Demystifying Thesis Statements


In this nine-part video series, Stephanie Bell (York University) and Brian Hotson (Saint Mary's University) give us a deeper understanding of thesis statements by defining them, debunking myths and exploring different strategies for essay writers.

Drafting a Research Question


Steps to Drafting Your Essay


Organizing Your Argument


Description Versus Analysis