As stated on the previous page, the following resources are designed to complement the support and advice of Academic Schools and Departments. Please follow your department's guidelines and only use the materials offered here to supplement these.
Note: these resources are listed in alphabetical order.
Phrases for introducing work, being critical, describing methods, using sources etc.
University of Manchester
Choosing your words
Includes homophones (words that sound alike but are spelt differently e.g. accept/except)
University of Nottingham
Alternative words/phrases to connect ideas together e.g. alternatives for 'and', 'but', 'so'
Practical strategies to check structure, paragraphing, sentences, grammar, spelling and punctuation
Self-help tips for your writing
Reflective writing - a basic introduction
Includes a vocabulary aid of sample sentence beginnings and structures for reflective writing
Martin Hampton, ASK, University of Portsmouth
UEfAP (Using English for Academic Purposes)
This site covers a range of issues for using English for academic purposes, including accuracy, assessment, grammar, listening, preparing, reading, speaking, vocabulary, and writing.
If you are accessing the site on a tablet or mobile, you may find accessing the site through UEfAP.net is best.
Andy Gillett, UEfAP
Writing and editing strategies
Includes structuring paragraphs and linking ideas
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