Research Essay Essentials: Learning Modules


Preview the SFU Library's Research Essay Essentials: Learning Modules via the Canvas course management system.


Developed collaboratively by the SFU Library and Student Learning Commons (SLC), these research and writing support modules cover essential skills and strategies for writing and researching your academic essay including:

  • finding and evaluating sources,
  • summary writing and paraphrasing,
  • thesis and outline building,
  • and more! 

Each module takes about 5-10 minutes to complete, and includes quizzes to check your understanding along the way.

Notes to instructors

To track student completion and include this tutorial as part of your SFU course, please email:  Questions and feedback are also very welcome.