BU students Valerie, Ellie, Jessica and Cormac and Anna talk about what academic writing means to them, what techniques they use to plan and write their assignments, and where to get help when they need it.
This resource from Manchester University draws on an approach to analysing academic texts originally pioneered by John Swales in the 1980s. It aims to provide you with examples of some of the phraseological ‘nuts and bolts’ of writing organised according to the main sections of a research paper or dissertation
A tool to help you plan backwards from your hand-in deadline
A series of activities from Learn Higher desgned to help you improve your academic writing skills.
Based on the work of expert Stella Cottrell, international bestselling author of The Study Skills Handbook, this interactive resource will help you hone and develop your study skills at your own pace. Each module has been carefully designed so you can assess your current proficiency, track your progress, become more confident and get the most out of your course.
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SAGE Research Methods includes more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, datasets, case studies and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across the social sciences. The site is designed to guide users to the content they need to learn a little or a lot about their method. The Methods Map can help those less familiar with research methods to find the best technique to use in their research.
Library & Learning Support does not offer a proof-reading or checking service and so is unable to make corrections to your work or carry out editing on your behalf.
You may be interested in the following online resources which include tips and advice on how to draft, edit and proof-read your own work -
A Guide to useful phrases to link ideas within a piece of written work. Produced by Anglia Ruskin University
Understanding plagiarism (Click on Institutional Login)
If you are experiencing difficulties and need to develop your academic writing skills (e.g. you have not written an essay before, or you need to better understand paraphrasing and quoting) we strongly recommend you work through this skills for study module because it covers the following: