Useful Links

The following links will take you to some of the best academic writing resources on the internet. You will find them extremely useful for improving your academic writing.

  • Academic Phrasebank: describing causes and effects - This webpage, part of the Manchester University Academic Phrasebank, puts into context cause and effect in an academic context. Highly recommended.
    Uni of Manchester (2008) Academic Phrasebank: describing causes and effects.
  • Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial - This website from Leicester University is interactive and excellent in helping students understand about plagiarism and how to avoid it. Highly recommended.
    University of Leicester (2009) Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial.
  • Using English for Academic Purposes - This website covers some very important areas that are not necessarily featured in more general sites. Highly recommended.
    Gillett, A (2009) UEfAP. Academic Writing
  • Vocabulary Exercises for the Academic Word List - This website is useful for helping students to become more aware of the more formal vocabulary required at university level. Recommended.
    Luton, Gerry (n.d.) Vocabulary exercises for the AWL.
  • Working with Scholarly Information - This is a useful page from the National Paralegal College by Prof. Eve Rosenbam. It explains plagiarism, paraphrasing, quoting, copyright, fair use and more in a useful and straightforward way. Thank you to Susan and Mary for providing this link.