Academic Writing Skills Resources
Welcome to the academic writing skills resource page. Here you’ll find links to useful resources and activities for the academic writing skills sessions run by Paul Levy.
A useful writing checklist
Different styles of writing
The Body an an Essay
a) The title and wording of the assignment (whether it is your own, negotiated with the tutor- or one that has been given to you).
b) The statement of intent that you write in the introduction, based on the title.
Once you have dealt with the above two elements, the main body of the assignment probably then serves to do at least two things:
a) Demonstrate/show your knowledge of the topic, by including relevant evidence;
b) Analyse/evaluate the evidence you have gathered.
Referencing your work
Referencing – Resources and guidelines
In-text referencing (what you write IN your essay)
List of References (what you write AT THE END of your essay)
Some recommended books on academic writing
Other useful links and resources
A free online thesaurus
How to overcome writers’ block – a good set of tips
How to structure an essay
- Pick a topic. …
- Prepare an outline or diagram of your ideas. …
- Write your thesis statement. …
- Write the body. …
- Write the introduction. …
- Write the conclusion. …
- Add the finishing touches.
An explanation of objectivity and subjectivity in writing