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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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Stage 2: Drafting/Writing

Upon completion of the planning stage, you are ready to begin writing. It is important to recognize that the writing stage involves several drafts. Each draft you write should serve a different purpose, so that the final drafts are the result of a series of steps that act as layers. For example, the first draft should be a record of your ideas from the planning stage. The next draft can incorporate the research and the evidence you use to support your main points. Finally, the third draft can ensure that the paragraph structure is correct and that the sources and your own ideas blend well into each paragraph and the overall written work.

It is important to build a solid foundation for your writing through the planning stage. The drafting/writing stage builds on that foundation by developing your ideas more with the research that you find. The next and final stage, revision, involves the polishing of the written work.