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.
University of Nottingham resources
Choosing your words
Includes homophones (words that sound alike but are spelt differently e.g. accept/except)
University of Nottingham
Practical strategies to check structure, paragraphing, sentences, grammar, spelling and punctuation
Insessional Distance Learning Materials
These contain a number of academic writing modules. These are primarily intended for those students for whom English is not their first language, but they are available to everyone.
Centre for English Language Education (CELE), University of Nottingham (UoN access only)
Advice on formatting and layout of assignments and writing style
Read and Write Gold
Click Start > UoNApplications > (UoN) Read&Write 11
Note the availability of video guides for each icon on the Read&Write toolbar. Click the black triangle alongside an icon and select the last item in the drop-down list e.g. Watch Spelling video tour...
Advice and exercises on punctuation and spelling
Please contact IS if you have problems accessing this link http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/is/help/index.aspx
University of Glasgow and STELLA
Free proofreading package you can download and use
As a general good practice guide before doing any document review, back up your work before use and check formatting after use and back up your amended document
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
Multimedia advice on aspects of writing e.g. sentence structure
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