Academic Writing Links
The following online resources might provide useful information about academic writing:
- NEW! Writing Commons is an open-source (=free!) collection of articles on all aspects of academic and technical writing, plus some on creative writing, “new” media (digital writing), and research. An excellent resource.
- Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL): a great place for native and non-native speakers.
- The TIBBS website at UNC’s School of Medicine (that’s the Training Initiative in Biomedical Science) has a good page of resources, including articles on “the Science of Scientific Writing” and “Guidelines for Writing a Scientific Paper”
- For thesis/dissertation writing, please see my page of resources for Grant and Proposals.
- Although it’s not strictly about academic writing, the After Deadline blog on the New York Times website is a terrific read and contains excellent advice for all writers.
Writing and Grammar Textbooks for Graduate Students, Postdocs, and Researchers
- My book! Grammar Choices for Graduate and Professional Writers (University of Michigan Press)
- Academic Writing for Graduate Students (3rd edition) by John Swales & Christine Feak (University of Michigan Press)
- Abstracts and the Writing of Abstracts by John Swales & Christine Feak (University of Michigan Press)
- Telling a Research Story: Writing a Literature Review by John Swales & Christine Feak (University of Michigan Press)
- Creating Contexts: Writing Introductions Across Genres by Christine Feak and John Swales (University of Michigan Press)
- Navigating Academic: Writing Support Genres by John Swales and Christine Feak (University of Michigan Press)
- Inside Academic Writing by Grace Canseco (University of Michigan Press)
- Writing in the Sciences: Exploring Conventions of Scientific Discourse (2nd edition) by Ann Penrose and Steven Katz (Pearson/Longman)