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Understanding MLA style (8th Edition, 2016 updates)

https://youtu.be/bjbMfL92b7g

"Look Smart: Avoid Bad Grammar" (Michael Ullyot's Literature Lab Module 1)

This video is a top-10 list of common grammatical errors: commas, semicolons, apostrophes, homonyms, inconsistent verbs, passive-voice verbs, vague pronouns, misplaced modifiers, dangling modifiers, and parallelism.

https://youtu.be/-21GCnGL68w

"Turn Ideas into Arguments" (Michael Ullyot's Literature Lab Module 2)

In this video, you learn in four stages, how to: annotate texts (for six features); think about your notes; filter your thoughts; and summarize your arguments.

https://youtu.be/JsSgPNoCQUM

"Quote with Integrity" (Michael Ullyot's Literature Lab Module 3)

In this video, you learn why and how to quote other people’s writing, in your writing. You also learn how to cite your sources, whether they're prose or verse. And how to integrate that textual evidence smoothly into your analysis, and when to paraphrase it. Finally, you learn why plagiarizing sources in your essay is the equivalent of claiming that you and your friends recorded Rihanna songs in your garage.  

https://youtu.be/jymrS9KVbnU

Essay Writing for English Courses (Jon Kertzer)

http://people.ucalgary.ca/~jkertzer/essaytips.html

Guidelines for MLA Formatting and Documentation

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

Michael Ullyot's Guide to Critical Writing

http://people.ucalgary.ca/~ullyot/teaching_writing.htm

Writing Support Services

http://www.ucalgary.ca/writingsupport/

University of Calgary Library

http://library.ucalgary.ca/

RESOURCES ON PLAGIARISM

University of Calgary: Plagiarism - Honesty in Academics

http://www.ucalgary.ca/pubs/calendar/current/k-5-1.html

Indiana University's Understanding Plagiarism: includes certificate for both instructors and students 

https://www.indiana.edu/~tedfrick/plagiarism/

OWL at Purdue: Preventing and Avoiding Plagiarism

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/3/33/

University of Guelph's Academic Integrity Tutorial 

https://academicintegrity.uoguelph.ca/