Manchester University, Academic Writing Prasebank

Writing Centre, Newcastle University


Coventry University


This provides explanation of the basic elements attached with undertaking a directed piece of work, these include: decoding the instructions, developing a plan, listing in bullet points the key elements you should incorporate and structuring your ideas into sections or paragraphs.


This piece provides a basic recognition of five stages associated to writing, inventing, planning, drafting, revising and editing. It also discusses the different types or pieces of work which you may be required to deliver, i.e. an essay, a statement, a report, a reflective piece, or a literature review.


Revision and editing are critical elements of the writing process, this guide provides a breakdown of how to approach these two key components.


Selection of the writing style can differ and is dependent on what one is attempting to achieve. A number of particular writing styles are discussed in this guide, these include – informal, formal, and passive. Also discussed is the choice whether to use I/you/we/they/he/she.



University of Limerick Regional Writing Centre

The University of Limerick Regional Writing Centre website provides a comprehensive collection of resources on academic writing.


OWL at Purdue

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material. Users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Useful OWL at Purdue links include:

A list of resources providing guidance for a number of different types of academic writing assignments. These resources range from rhetorical approaches for writing, to document organization, to sentence level work, such as clarity.

These OWL resources aim to provide assistance with the writing process: pre-writing (invention), developing research questions and outlines, composing thesis statements, and proofreading. While the writing process may be different for each person and for each particular assignment, the resources contained in this section follow the general work flow of pre-writing, organizing, and revising.

A list of writing resources across a number of different areas of study


Walden University

The Online Writing Center offers a wide range of resources to support scholarly writing at undergraduate and postgraduate level. 



Useful online resources

Write for Ten

Write for Ten is a writing project with one simple rule: write for 10 minutes about anything. Describe where you are. Ramble about your day. Imagine a scenario between two strangers. What you write doesn't have to be perfect nor complete. Just write it.


Online Resources for Writers

Webpage from Capitol Community College, Connecticut containing many links to a variety of useful academic writing resources


Annotated Bibliographies

The following links contain helpful guides to creating annotated bibliographies


Punctuation and Grammar

Grammar Bytes

The OWL at Purdue Punctuation and Grammar Links:

These resources will help you use correct grammar in your writing. This area includes resources on grammar topics, such as count and non-count nouns, articles (a versus an), subject-verb agreement, and prepositions.

These resources will help you with punctuation, such as using commas, quotation marks, apostrophes, and hyphens.

Short Youtube playlist detailing the correct use of the semi-colon.


Simple guide to basic punctuation. Check out their Top 10 Punctuation Tips

The Oatmeal Comics

Quick (and fun!) guides to common punctuation and grammar issues

How to Use a Semi-colon

Who vs Whom

How to Use an Apostrophe

10 common spelling mistakes

When to use i.e. in a sentence


Fun video exploring common grammar and spelling errors


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