Category Archives: Other universities

Academic Writing in English

UCLUCL’s AWE is a complete course in academic writing, designed to help you improve your academic writing for a variety of purposes. AWE will help you to compose essays, experimental reports, dissertations and academic articles.

It includes a self-learning course covering the creative process of academic writing, interactive exercises, checklists for reviewing your critical thinking, your arguments and your work as a whole, and a glossary of important terms.

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The Urban Conservation Glossary

UoDThe Urban Conservation Glossary was produced by Neil Grieve as a teaching tool for use on the postgraduate course on European Urban Conservation. It is produced in conjunction with Urban & Regional Planning, University of Dundee. The Glossary includes definitions and illustrations of terms related to conservation of the built environment.

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How to Write a Paper

WriteAPaperA brief manual written by Mike Ashby of the Engineering Department, University of Cambridge. It is designed to help those struggling with their first paper, or those who have written several but find it difficult. It takes as a model a typical Materials project: one combining experiment with modelling and computation to explain some aspect of material behaviour. The manual deals with structure, style, register, punctuation and grammar.

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Hyperstat Online

vlabThe Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics offers Hyperstat Online, an online statistics book Complied by David M. Lane of Rice University with links to other statistics resources on the web. It includes a Statistics Glossary with explanations and examples.

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania Writing Center

IUPThe Resources for Writers section of the IUP Writing Center offers a wide range of resources for student writers. They include tips on planning and structuring a text, grammar and punctuation, document sections and types (essays, papers and theses) and sample documents. The site even has a video on how to set up a blog.

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Tesaurus de termes de recerca

termes de recercaEl Tesaurus de termes de recerca conté prop de deu mil termes corresponents a les paraules clau i termes relacionats de l’àmbit de la recerca universitària, accessibles a partir d’un cercador i també d’una llista temàtica.

Cada fitxa conté les denominacions en català i en anglès, tot i que en alguns casos també s’hi inclouen equivalències en castellà, francès i alemany, i definicions. A més, en cada fitxa es recull una o més àrees temàtiques d’aplicació.

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Diccionari de sinònims i frases fetes

El Diccionari de sinònims i de frases fetes de M. Teresa Espinal és un recull extens que aplega 15.500 locucions i frases fetes  en català amb l’explicació conceptual i amb exemples que permeten mostrar els contextos d’ús en què poden aparèixer.

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Writing for Research

In the blog Writing for Research, Prof. Patrick Dunleavy of the London School of Economics provides advice and comments on writing of non-fiction at research level. The entries deal with subjects such as paragraph writing, CV writing and literature reviews.

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Silabeador TIP

Silabeador TIP is a syllable splitter for the Spanish language created by the Instituto Universitario de Análisis y Aplicaciones Textuales of the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It takes into account the general rules of separation of syllables and formation of consonant groups, diphthongs, triphthongs and hiatuses that can be found in the following sources: Nueva gramática de la lengua española, Espasa Calpe (2009); DPD-RAE-2005, Diccionario panhispánico de dudas de la Real Academia Española – 1ª edición (2005); and Ortografía de la Lengua Española, edición revisada por las Academias de la Lengua Española y publicada por la Real Academia Española (1999).

HERNÁNDEZ-FIGUEROA, Zenón; CARRERAS-RIUDAVETS, Francisco J.; RODRÍGUEZ-RODRÍGUEZ, Gustavo. Automatic syllabification for Spanish using lemmatization and derivation to solve the prefix’s prominence issue. Expert Systems with Applications, 2013, vol. 40, no 17, p. 7122-7131. Available at http://tip.iatext.ulpgc.es
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The Wikipedia Corpus

The Wikipedia Corpus contains the full text of the English version of Wikipedia, totalling 1.9 billion words in more than 4.4 million articles. It allows you to search Wikipedia in a much more powerful way than is possible with the standard interface. You can search by word, phrase, part of speech, and synonyms. You can also find collocates (nearby words), and see re-sortable concordance lines for any word or phrase.

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