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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 3: Revising

Writing well is not easy. It takes practice, as well as revision, editing and proofreading. In academic and business writing, it is important to be as clear and concise as possible. Make sure that the words and phrases you use clearly express your intended meaning. The wrong word, too many words, and vague generalities will all undermine the overall impact of your writing. You may have a great argument or theory, but if your professor cannot understand what you are trying to say, your grades will suffer.

The process of revising and editing your writing is one that requires at least as much time as the planning and drafting stages of the writing process. A successful editing process can move the overall grade of a paper one letter grade higher, from a C+ to a B or a B to an A. Taking the time to revise and edit carefully can pay off in higher grades.

There are three steps to the revision process: revising, editing and proofreading. It is also important to remember that time management is a key factor in the complete process of researching, writing and editing your work. At all stages of the writing process, good time management is essential to success. Do not leave your essays and reports to the last minute.

Tech Tip 

  • Save your work regularly – get in the habit of saving every time you pause to think or finish a sentence.
  • Do not delete or overwrite old drafts; they may come in handy if you lose a newer version or your professor asks for your rough drafts and notes.
  • Save each draft you write as a separate document. Date each draft so you can stay organized.