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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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Editing

Editing is different from revising because it focuses on the specific details in grammar, style, voice, consistency, formatting, and clarity in a piece of writing. It does not deal with the addition or removal of content in the writing. Revising, on the other hand, is about the big picture and the content. Despite their differences, both revising and editing are essential to good writing.

Exactly what should I look for while editing?

To be a good editor, you will need to know and understand a few basic grammar rules. Check out some common errors that students make and follow these general tips for editing.

  • Do not rush. The more time you take, the more mistakes you may catch.

  • Do not review just once; editing is a continuous process. If you think it is satisfactory, get someone else to read it.

  • Ask others to edit your work as well. The more eyes the better. Everyone notices different things. (You will notice that even different professors will comment on different errors in your assignments.)

  • Read out loud; sometimes you may catch mistakes if you hear them.

  • Take a break from editing, then go back and re-read the paper.

  • Using old essays and the comments from the essay marker, compile and keep a list of the errors that you make.