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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Writing Process

Many people have difficulty writing because they often don’t know or don’t follow the steps to the writing process. Writing is rarely done well the first time. It is best to view it as a layered process whereby each layer is a step that adds to the entire finished product.

Much like building a house, writing requires a plan for the writer to follow when he or she is constructing the written work. The plan serves as a foundation for the work. Once the plan is established, the actual writing can be done. This involves several drafts to ensure that the message is clear to the reader. Lastly, the polishing stage is revising, editing and proofreading to make sure that the written work is clear, concise and understandable to the reader.