Useful websites for self-study (Writing)

Use the following websites to revise what you have learnt in the classroom and to improve your overall writing skills:

  1. Deakin Student Learning
  2. TLS Student Learning: General study skills, academic essay writing & exam techniques
  3. The Writing Centre: This site will help you with writing introductions and conclusions. Examples are also provided.
  4. Paradigm Online Writing Assistant: An interactive online writing tutorial.
  5. Academic Writing: Writing module: created by Victoria University (in New Zealand). You can practice all aspects of essay writing.
  6. Case Study Report Writing: The site contains sample reports and exercises to help you write case studies and reports.
  7. A Guide to Grammar and Writing: With over 400 references related to grammar and writing, you might find your answer here!
  8. An Interactive Grammar and Writing Book: Sentence Sense 17 chapters of information and exercises: start at Chapter One for simple sentence practice. Go to Chapter 8 for problems with run-on sentences, sentence fragments and other usage problems.
  9. Report Writing 2:
  10. The structure of a Sentence:
  11. Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences: In order for your writing to be interesting, you will need to vary the styles of sentences that you use.
  12. Simple Sentences 1
  13. Simple Sentences 2
  14. Communication strategies for Scientists and Engineers
  15. Academic literacy site
  16. eSKILLS UNE: A good site for information literacy and essay writing; useful site for essay writing techniques.
  17. MakeBeliefsComix.com: provides templates and tools for creating comics.
  18. Plain English at Work: a guide to help organisations develop English documents.
  19. Purdue University Online Writing Lab: An excellent writing resource on the web.
  20. Yes English Guide to Punctuation: tutorial covering all aspects of this subject.
  21. UNSW Report Writing FAQ
  22. A Sample Essay: This is a useful model essay showing the basic elements of constructing an academic essay. It is annotated and shows:'Structure of the essay – introduction, development point by point, and conclusion'. 'Use of sources  - information located by research' and 'Comments on use of language'.
  23. Academic Writing: Writing module created by Victoria University (in New Zealand). You can practise all aspects of essay writing.
  24. Annotated Sample Essay: This annotated essay is suitable for UP students and identifies what makes a good essay.
  25. Essay Writing: This has a good guide to writing an essay of 250-600 words.  It uses the 5 paragraph structure and is useful for Elicos 1 – UP2 and IELTS.
  26. Online Writing Support: Another excellent resource for helping you with academic and general writing is from Towson University.  The site is suitable for UP students and the grammar is also suitable for EL1.

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