Other Academic Writing Resources

Writing handbooks and online tutorials

The University of Wisconsin- Madison Writer's Handbook - Useful resources compiled into a writing guide.

Uni Learning - A wonderful interactive site chock full of useful info for students. Highly recommended! (Note: You may need to change your settings to not block sites from running Adobe Flash Player.)

Essay Writing Guide - From the Royal Literary Fund, UK. This site is a toolbox of essay writing skills and resources that looks at the whole essay writing process—from preparing and planning to completion.

Information and research skills

ELISE | Informing your studies - ELISE helps to develop an understanding of how to find, use and evaluate information for academic purposes. Completing ELISE and achieving a pass in the ELISE quiz is a mandatory requirement for all commencing undergraduate students at UNSW.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources - From New Mexico State University Library.

Mind Tools - A large site with advice on time management, decision making, dealing with complexity, memory techniques, and study skills. Many tools and tips that may be useful!

Critical Reading and analysis - University of Queensland

Critical Thinking - Murdoch University

Discipline specific study guides

Writing Lessons for Engineering and Science - Guidelines to help engineering or science students with writing assignments in laboratory classes, design classes, and technical communication classes. Includes suggestions for formats, checklists, and model documents.

Maths and Physics Help Homepage - A fun and useful site with many activities for practising maths and physics at university level.

Learning and Problem Solving in Chemistry - By Dr. Dave Woodcock from the Department of Chemistry at Okanagan University College. This site looks at current problems in teaching and learning general chemistry.

The Chemistry Learning Centre - A centre at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for students who wish to improve their performance in chemistry. The site features some handy resources and links.

Writing in the Sciences - Toronto University

UNSW Business School Learning Support & Tools - Including some great on-line resources.

Maths, statistics, physics & chemistry - Online tutorial from The Learning Lab, RMIT University

Maths and Statistics - Massey University Online Writing and Learning Link offers some great online tutorials.

Essential skills for academic success - From Monash University Language and Learning Online, guides to writing in disciplines such as Arts, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, IT, Law and Medicine.

Conventions of Writing Papers in Humanities - From Prof. Celia A. Easton, Department of English State University of New York College. Includes some common pitfalls to avoid when writing about literature.

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