Professor John Munro passed away on December 23, 2013. This site is maintained and kept online as an archive. For more infomation please visit the Centre for Medieval Studies
Professor John H. Munro
Department of Economics
University of Toronto
150 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G7
Updated on 29 August 2013
AIDS TO ASSIST YOU IN WRITING ESSAYS AND EXAMS IN ECONOMIC HISTORY,
including some from other web sites
- Instructions on Writing Term Essays, in pdf format. Also in
- See also: General Guides for Writing Essays in Modern European Economic History: for ECO 301Y
- Grades on the Mid-Year Tests and Term Essays: How to Get An "A": (without bribes), in
pdf format. Also in MS Word .
- Tips On Studying for the Final Examination: in ECO 301Y, in html format (with web links to other documents.
- Tips On Studying for the Final Examination: in ECO 303Y, in html format (with web links to other documents.
- On the Importance of Writing Essays in Economic History
- An Explanation of Why Some Students Do Poorly on the Final Examination: in pdf format. Also available in
document was created as my reflection on the final examination results in my two economic history courses, in April 2008. But from my files, I see
that I had made virtually the same comments on previous years's final examinations.
- The Academic Offence of Plagiarism. Also available in in pdf format, somewhat
- How Not to Plagiarize: a web document created by Dr. Margaret Proctor, U of T
Coordinator, Writing Support, at the University of Toronto.
- A Positive Solution for Plagiarism: from the Chronicl of Higher Education (21 Sept. 2012).
- University of Toronto Libraries: Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism: some timely advice and helpful information
- A Guide to Writing Better English: Common Faults in English Grammar and Syntax, in pdf format.
Also in MS Word; and in html format.
- MS International computer-keyboard codes : seek the accented letter
(French, German, Greek, etc.), or symbol; and then hold down the ALT key, while typing the three digit
number associated with that letter or symbol.
- The Oxford English Dictionary Online:
Licensed to the University of Toronto
- Webster's Third
New International Dictionary, Unabridged
- The Merriam-Webster OnLine Dictionary and Thesaurus
- Lewis and Short: A Latin Dictionary: on line.
- Online Latin Dictionaries: a guide to various online Latin dictionaries (including Lewis and Short, as above).
- Reference.com: a combined dictionary, thesauras, and encyclopedia web-site.
- Dictionary.Reference.com: The dictionary component of the preceding
- Roget's Thesaurus: lexicon for synonyms, antonyms.
Or this site
- Wordsmyth: the Educational Dictionary-Thesaurus
- Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
- The Phrase Finder: with a google search engine.
- H.W. Fowler: The King's English (2nd edn. London, 1908).
- William Strunk: The Elements of Style (New York, 1918).
- The Human-Languages Page (iLoveLanguages) :
A multilingual collection of dictionaries, glossaries, and other language tools.
- AltaVista the Search Company: Translate with Babel Fish. A very simple-
to-use (and free) machine for translating words or phrases from many languages into English (and from English into
- FreeTranslation Another simple-to-use and "free" translater
- The InterTran Translater: a more complex translater
(but not as complex as StarTrek's Universal Translater), with more languages; but full use requires purchase of the software.
- Google Language Tools: another translating web tool.
See also the linked web-page for On-line search engines and encyclopedias for European
WRITING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO:
This is a website created by Dr. Margaret Proctor,
U of T Coordinator, Writing Support. I have listed the following important links
Advice on University Writing (a list with links to about 50 advice files for students):
The website also contains a number of other other online files intended to
support course instructors and TAs in their work. Two starting points: