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Academic writing - weblinks

University of Southampton Academic Skills

A useful set of academic skills resources.

HKPU: Writing

Teacher-produced materials to help with report writing. Available from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University website.

Reasearch and Learning Online

A comprehensive set of resources for academic writing, provided by Monash University, Australia

Paraphrase: write it in your own words

Practice exercises in paraphrasing with sample answers provided by Purdue University

UniLearning: Academic writing

Useful step-by-step guidance on academic writing with practice activities provided by the University of Wollongong

Gathering information and using the Library

A guide to information gathering

Using English for Academic Purposes: Academic writing

A comprehensive guide to most of the important aspects of academic writing with exercises, maintained by the University of Hertfordshire

Harvard Style of Referencing

How to use the Harvard referencing system.

Citing references

A comprehensive overview of how to cite references correctly provided by the University of Bournemouth

Plagiarism: What it is and how to recognise and avoid it

Useful reference material with examples provided by the University of Indiana

Avoiding Plagiarism

Information and exercises to help you avoid plagiarism provided by the University of Hertfordshire

HKU: Academic Grammar

Information and activities relating to academic writing and in particular grammar, provided by Hong Kong University

Cornell University: The research process

The seven steps of the research process

Study Guides and Strategies

Joe Landsberger's website offering detailed guidance on developing aspects of study skills

Writing for a purpose

Interactive learning materials to improve the quality of discipline-specific student work, developed by Hilary Nesi and Sheena Gardner for the British Council

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