The following websites provide useful information on:
These websites cover academic writing in general. Academic writing does not cover only essay writing. For writing reports, it is important that many of the rules of essay writing are followed.
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Complete information on academic writing from the Writing Center at the University of Richmond, USA. (Good resources on logic, reasoning and the argument.)
The UVic Writers Guide.
Complete guide to academic writing from the University of Victoria, Canada. (Very comprehensive.)
Online Writing Lab.
Instructional handouts and writing resources from Purdue University, USA.
The Writing Center at Brown University.
Information on academic writing from Brown University, USA.
Guide to Writing a Basic Essay
Comprehensive guide to the basic essay.
This website covers the type of writing used in reports or manuals. This is more appropriate to science, engineering and some arts/humanities students.
Online Technical Writing
An online textbook for courses run worldwide by Austin Community College, USA.
These websites give interesting information on thesis and dissertation writing.
Writing and Presenting Your Thesis or Dissertation
A complete guide to thesis writing from Michigan State University, USA.
The Dead Thesis Society
A student-organized thesis support group for those who have stalled with their thesis, due to a lack of motivation or to frustration with small amounts of progress being made.
A Guide for Writing Research Papers
Comprehensive guide to technical writing from Capital Community-Technical college, USA.
These websites have specific information on grammar and style. Since the academic style is sometimes different to other styles, it is a good idea to at least skim through this information. Take note of the rules of academic writing; for example, words should not be contracted.
Guide to Grammar and Style
A good guide to the finer points of writing from Rutgers University, USA.
Lists of Grammar Lists
Lists of grammar items from Georgia State University, USA.
Guide to Writing and Grammar
Very comprehensive guide to academic writing from Capital Community College, USA.