Writers make many choices whether they realise it or not. These choices--about punctuation, word choice, sentence length, paragraph length, specific evidence, topic organisation, conclusions, et cetera--require a knowledge of expectations depending on the audience and disciplinary context. We want your choices to be well informed.
Use our factsheets under "related resources" to navigate different tasks throughout your academic career. They do not offer a comprehensive view of all writing tasks (that would probably be impossible), but we intend to continue adding more and more.
Academic essays guide (PDF): Will give you a broad understanding of academic style.
Philosophy short guide and sample essays (PDF): Read some top tips and see annotations to improve your work.
Dissertation guide (PDF): Will help you with the very complex dissertation.
Literature reviews (PDF): Tips to write a clearer literature review.
Reflective writing guide (PDF): Will highlight some distinctions between reflective and more impersonal writing.
Writing For Different Subjects FAQs
The Scientific Model