Academic Writing

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Web links

These links to relevant websites are provided to offer students further advice and information on the topics covered by Academic Writing, A Handbook for International Students. The views and comments found on these websites do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the author.

1.1      Basics of Writing

https://library.leeds.ac.uk/info/485/academic_skills/331/academic_writing/1

http://www.uefap.com/writing/writfram.htm



1.2      Reading: Finding Suitable Sources

http://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wdc/learning/academic/sources.htm

https://usingsources.fas.harvard.edu/

https://web.archive.org/web/20130726023918/http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/onlib/read.html

http://writingcenter.unc.edu/esl/resources/academic-reading-strategies/



1.3      Reading: Developing Critical Approaches

http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ld/resources/writing/writing-resources/critical-reading

http://www.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/humnet/our-services/postgraduate-research/researcher-development/resources/academic-writing/unit7/

http://advice.writing.utoronto.ca/researching/critical-reading/

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe-writing-centre/critical-reading-and-writing



1.4      Avoiding Plagiarism

https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/academic/guidance/skills/plagiarism?wssl=1

http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ld/resources/study/avoiding-plagiarism

http://www.uefap.com/writing/plagiar/plagfram.htm



1.5      From Understanding Essay Titles to Planning

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/studentservices/documents/planning-and-preparing-to-write-assignments.pdf

https://canvas.hull.ac.uk/courses/778/pages/analysing-essay-titles

https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/as/libraryservices/library/skills/asc/documents/public/Short-Guide-Essay-Planning.pdf

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/skillshub/?id=356



1.6      Finding Key Points and Note-making

http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ld/resources/study/notes

http://learnline.cdu.edu.au/studyskills/studyskills/intronotemaking.html

https://portal.uea.ac.uk/documents/6207125/7632456/Effective+Note+Making.pdf/ec9679ac-b977-4c95-9df6-df94c4c2fdbc



1.7      Summarising and Paraphrasing

http://learninghub.une.edu.au/tlc/aso/aso-online/academic-writing/summarising.php

http://www.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/humnet/our-services/postgraduate-research/researcher-development/resources/academic-writing/unit8/summarising/

http://aeo.sllf.qmul.ac.uk/Files/Summarizing/Summarising.html

http://www.uefap.com/writing/report/repfram.htm



1.8      References and Quotations

http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ld/resources/writing/writing-resources/ref-bib

https://unilearning.uow.edu.au/academic/4ciii.html

https://student.unsw.edu.au/why-referencing-important

http://library.worc.ac.uk/guides/study-skills/referencing



1.9      Combining Sources

http://services.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/706946/Incorporating_Sources_100113_ST.pdf

https://www.una.edu/writingcenter/docs/Writing-Resources/Source%20Integration.pdf

https://www.bgsu.edu/content/dam/BGSU/learning-commons/documents/writing/synthesis/asked-to-synthesize.pdf



1.10    Organising Paragraphs

http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ld/resources/writing/grammar/grammar-guides/paras

https://learn.solent.ac.uk/mod/book/view.php?id=2736&chapterid=3305

http://library.bcu.ac.uk/learner/writingguides/1.30.htm

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/301/study-skills/writing/academic-writing/paragraph-flow-connectivity



1.11    Introductions and Conclusions

http://services.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/468862/Writing_introductions_and_conclusions_for_essays_Update_051112.pdf

http://www.library.dmu.ac.uk/Support/Heat/index.php?page=485

https://www.adelaide.edu.au/writingcentre/docs/learningguide-introductionsconclusions.pdf

http://advice.writing.utoronto.ca/planning/intros-and-conclusions/



1.12    Rewriting and Proofreading

https://lrweb.beds.ac.uk/guides/a-guide-to-referencing/avoid_plagiarism/proofreading

http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ld/resources/writing/writing-essays-tour/finishing-touches

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/owlprint/561/



2.1 Argument and Discussion

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al-archive/leap/writing/discursive/example1/

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/writing-purpose/essays-structure-1

http://libguides.usc.edu/writingguide/discussion



2.2 Cause and Effect

https://www.roanestate.edu/owl/cause.html

http://www.uefap.com/writing/function/causeff.htm



2.3 Comparisons

http://library.bcu.ac.uk/learner/writingguides/1.18.htm

https://writingcenter.fas.harvard.edu/pages/how-write-comparative-analysis

http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/writingprocess/comparecontrast



2.4 Definitions

http://www.wou.edu/~corninr/wr135/definition.html



2.5 Examples

http://www.uefap.com/writing/function/examples.htm



2.6 Generalisations

http://www.uefap.com/writing/function/general.htm



2.7 Problems and Solutions

http://library.bcu.ac.uk/learner/writingguides/1.16.htm



2.8 Visual Information

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/skills/writing-skills-practice/writing-about-bar-chart

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/skillshub/?id=371

https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/as/libraryservices/library/skills/asc/documents/public/pgtreferencingtables.pdf

https://www.elanguages.ac.uk/los/eap/introduction_to_describing_graphs_and_tables.html



3.1 Cohesion

http://writesite.elearn.usyd.edu.au/m3/m3u5/m3u5s5/m3u5s5_1.htm

http://www.uefap.com/writing/parag/par_coh.htm



3.2 Definite Articles

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/540/1/



3.3 Numbers

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/exercises/grammar/grammar_tutorial/page_33.htm

https://canvas.hull.ac.uk/courses/213/pages/writing-numbers



3.4 Passive and Active

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/539/02/

https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/CCS_activevoice.html

http://writing.umn.edu/sws/quickhelp/style/activepassive.html



3.5 Punctuation

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/punctuation

http://www.uefap.com/writing/punc/puncfram.htm

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/566/01/



3.6 Singular or Plural?

http://www.aje.com/en/arc/editing-tip-singular-and-plural-forms-scientific-writing/



3.7 Style

https://www.ox.ac.uk/sites/files/oxford/media_wysiwyg/University%20of%20Oxford%20Style%20Guide.pdf

http://library.bcu.ac.uk/learner/writingguides/1.20.htm

http://learninghub.une.edu.au/tlc/aso/aso-online/academic-writing/academic-style.php



3.8 Time Markers

https://www.york.ac.uk/res/elanguages/index/Modulecd/cu2s6/cu2s60702.htm



4.1 Approaches to Vocabulary

https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/globalpad/openhouse/academicenglishskills/vocabulary/academic_words/

http://www.uefap.com/vocab/select/awl.htm

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/alzsh3/acvocab/



4.2 Abbreviations

https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/~cll/lskills/WS/abbrevintro.html

http://public.oed.com/how-to-use-the-oed/abbreviations/



4.3 Academic Vocabulary: Nouns and Adjectives
http://elibrary.bsu.az/books_250/N_44.pdf

http://library.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/1924153/Vocabulary.pdf



4.4 Academic Vocabulary: Verbs and Adverbs

https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/twc/sites/utsc.utoronto.ca.twc/files/resource-files/xAdjsandAdvs.pdf

http://www.worldclasslearning.com/english/list-of-verbs-nouns-adjectives-adverbs.html



4.5 Conjunctions

https://www.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@stsv/@ld/documents/doc/uow195607.pdf

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/683/05/



4.6 Prefixes and Suffixes

https://www.cliffsnotes.com/~/media/038403db93114b9998a9ac2c86fc8d3a.ashx

http://write-site.athabascau.ca/esl/word_forms.php



4.7 Prepositions

http://www.flinders.edu.au/slc_files/Documents/Yellow%20Guides/Prepositions.pdf

http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/grammar/prepositions



4.8 Synonyms

http://temple.edu/writingctr/english -language-learners/documents/AbridgedAcademicWordList.pdf