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Useful Links


Academic Writing Support

Complete a series of activities to help develop your writing skills in various areas such as text organisation, paragraph structure and paraphrasing.


Writing Tutorials (Monash University) 

This link is to Monash University (in Australia). It provides information on writing essays, reports and literature reviews. It also provides information on the writing conventions of ten different disciplines.


Academic Writing (Online Writing Lab, Purdue University)

This link provides information about many aspects of academic writing.


Uni Learning

A clearly structured site that allows you to easily find the aspect of writing you are interested in. Each category of writing (e.g. 'Academic Writing', 'Essay Writing', 'Report Writing') is broken down into sections for easy reference.


The University of Wisconsin

This site provides useful guidelines in the following areas of writing: Stages of the Writing Process; Common Types of Writing Assignments; Grammar and Punctuation; Improving your Writing Style and Citing References in Your Paper.


The Royal Literary Fund

Essay Writing: A Guide for Undergraduates. A useful and comprehensive guide to many different aspects of academic writing at this level.


Hong Kong Polytechnic University

This takes you to a list of skills and functions associated with 'Essay Writing'. These includeExplanation of Functions, Describing Trends, Cause and Effect for developing academic writing skills, and more.