Reading the "How not to plagiarize" segment and the "Paraphrase" segment is essential as a refresher or as a starting point when it comes to good scholarly writing.
A literature review informs the reader about what has been published by researchers and scholars in the field. This U of T guide hepls you to get started.
"Before you plunge into research or writing, think through the specific topic you are dealing with. Remember, you are not being asked just to collect facts, but to develop and display your powers of reasoning." Margaret Procter, UofT Writing.
The Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre offers individual consultations on the writing and planning process, and on study skills.