Academic Writing Skills Handout

Topics: Writing, Milton Keynes, Academia Pages: 1 (224 words) Published: December 3, 2014
Essay Planning workshop: Writing Resources

Academic Communication Programme: Courses, workshops and 1:1 consultations at UCL

Books on Academic Writing

Creme, P and Lea, M. (2008). Writing at University: a Guide for Students. Milton Keynes: The Open University Press. Very good on exploratory writing.

Elbow, Peter (1998) “The process of writing - growing” in Writing Without Teachers. Oxford: OUP (This explores free writing and is helpful for overcoming writer’s block.) Greetham, Bryan (2001) How to Write Better Essays. London: Palgrave. Hart, Chris (1998) Doing a Literature Review: Releasing the Social Science Research Imagination. London: Sage. Northedge, A. et al. The Good Study Guide (1990); The Arts Good Study Guide (1997); The Sciences Good Study Guide (1997). Milton Keynes: The Open University Press. Redman, Peter (2001) Good Essay Writing: A Social Sciences Guide. London: Sage. Sharples, M. (1999) How We Write: Writing as Creative Design. London: Routledge. (This book has a range of approaches to notetaking and planning.) Sinclair, C. (2006) Grammar: A Friendly Approach. Maidenhead: Open UP. Stott, Rebecca and Simon Avery (2001) Writing with Style. London: Longman. Wallace, Mike and Alison, Wray (2008) Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates. London: Sage.

Online resource for many aspects of academic writing: Online Writing Lab at Purdue University –

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