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Downloadable Templates and Worksheets for University Transfer (UT) Courses
Most UT courses will ask you to write an essay where you are taking a position/making an argument for or against something.
These PDF fill-in documents are designed to help you with the early stages of getting your essays started. Short essays are typically 3-4 pages, extended essays are 5+ pages, not including your References, Works Cited or Bibliography.
Not sure which worksheet is right? The first person to ask is your instructor!
Which style you use will depend on your subject matter and your personal writing style. For help selecting the right style, book an appointment with an Academic Writing and Humanities Specialist.
No matter what style of essay you are writing, remember to cite all your sources. See Citation Style Workshops on Canvas for help.
Downloadable Templates and Worksheets for English for Academic Purposes Courses
These resources were designed with EAP English courses in mind. The PDF fill-in documents can help you with the early stages of getting your essays started. Short essays are typically 3-4 pages, not including your Works Cited.
Before you use any of these PDF fill-in forms, check with your instructor so that you are using the appropriate worksheet.
Depending on your subject of study and your instructor’s preference, you will be asked to format and cite your paper with either APA, CMS or MLA citation styles. Sometimes, your instructor will even require you to take a citation workshop. If you’re confused about what to do, check out our online Citation Workshops, or come talk to us at the Writing & Learning Centre.
Since Summer 2018, our online Citation Workshops are on Canvas. You can log in to your account and study APA, CMS and MLA workshops at your own pace.
To successfully pass the workshop, you will need to book a citation testing slot and write the exit quiz. Log into your WLC Booking System and select Citation Testing from the schedule.
Specify which Citation Style you are testing for. You can only take one citation test each time.
Citation tests are 1 hour and 30 minutes long. You must bring pencils, pens and erasers. You may also bring your citation style guide, but you are not allowed to use a computer.
You will receive your report within 2 business days that you can print and submit to your instructor as proof you know the citation style. If you get a near-pass on your test, you will have to book a 30-minute appointment to review your test. Please note that you must book an appointment at the campus where you did your test.
If you fail the test, just book another appointment to retake your test.
Our newly revised citation style guides have been updated and re-organized to make them easier to use. Want to know what an ‘APA’, ‘CMS’, or ‘MLA’ style paper looks like? These sample papers were written by an Alexander College student (we changed the name to protect the author’s identity). It’s the same essay in each example, but the citation style has been changed.