Writing Matters: A Learning Resource for Students

The following video segments feature Peter Stoicheff from the Department of English outlining the basic requirements needed to write well. The series, entitled "Writing Matters", is intended to supplement existing campus services offered to students at the University of Saskatchewan.

For personal assistance, please contact the Department of English Writing Center for assistance.


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The video clips are identical. The only difference is in the compression used to create the file sizes.

Video Segment Title Connection Speed
Accurate Vocabulary High Speed graphic Dial-up graphihc
Active Passive Voice High Speed graphic Dial-up graphihc
Ambiguity High Speed graphic Dial-up graphihc
Choosing a Topic High Speed graphic Dial-up graphihc
Commonly Used and Misspelled Words High Speed graphic Dial-up graphihc
Essay Title High Speed graphic Dial-up graphihc
Essays Conclusion High Speed graphic Dial-up graphihc
Introduction to an Essay High Speed graphic Dial-up graphihc
Its and It's High Speed graphic Dial-up graphihc
Paragraph Structure High Speed graphic Dial-up graphihc
Plagiarism High Speed graphic Dial-up graphihc
Some Principles of Good Style High Speed graphic Dial-up graphihc
Pronouns and Antecedents High Speed graphic Dial-up graphihc
Referencing the Work Read High Speed graphic Dial-up graphihc
Sentence Fragments and Run-on Sentences High Speed graphic Dial-up graphihc
Subject/Verb Agreement High Speed graphic Dial-up graphihc
Writing Essays: Thesis and Argument High Speed graphic Dial-up graphihc
When and where does writing begin? High Speed graphic Dial-up graphihc
Why do we want to write well? High Speed graphic Dial-up graphihc
Why Know Grammar? High Speed graphic Dial-up graphihc
Writing Is Difficult And Enjoyable High Speed graphic Dial-up graphihc
Writing Essays: Editing High Speed graphic Dial-up graphihc
Writing Essays: Outline High Speed graphic Dial-up graphihc
Your Opinion vs The Facts High Speed graphic Dial-up graphihc