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Writers make a number of choices whether they realise it or not. These choices, such as structure, evidence and word choice, require an understanding of the target audience and the disciplinary context. We want your choices to be well informed.  

Use our factsheets under "related resources" to navigate different tasks throughout your academic path. 

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Related resources:

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.

Lab reports :Overview (PDF), Process (PDF) and Structure (PDF): Will give you a science specific look at writing.

Literature reviews (PDF): Tips to write a clearer literature review.

Reflective writing guide (PDF): Will highlight some distinctions between reflective and more impersonal writing.



University of Richmond writing in the disciplines collection

University of Bradford science writing guides

Harvard writing in the disciplines 

Skills You Need Dissertation Guide collection of resources on dissertations

University of Toronto writing guides organised by task


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​Writing For Different Subjects FAQs


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