Category Archives: Other universities

CCP Resources for engineering writers

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Centre for Communication Practice offers resources for writers, focusing specifically on Electrical, Computer & Systems Engineering. It includes advice on how to write abstracts, lab reports, presentations, proposals and theses.

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Develop Your Writing

The University of Leicester’s Develop Your Writing page offers advice on writing essays, reports and dissertations. It also includes sections on critical reading and editing your texts.

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MIT Writing and Communication Center Resources

The Writing and Communication Center Resources of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offer advice on the writing process in general and specific advice on writing research papers. The site also includes sections on grammar, style, oral presentation and visuals, and how to avoid plagiarism.

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Dictionary of Ophthalmology

The Dictionary of Ophthalmology was compiled by Dr Philipp Franko Zeitz of Fachärzte für Augenheilkunde in Düsseldorf and staff of the Institute for Computational Linguistics at the University of Düsseldorf.  It currently covers 13 languages and  has 24405 terms, 1867 images and 5048 abbreviations and acronyms.

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Essay and report writing skills

The Open University’s unit on Essay and report writing skills is designed to help you to develop the skills you need to write effectively for academic purposes. It contains clear instruction and a range of activities to help you to understand what is required, and to plan, structure and write your assignments or reports. You will also find out how to use feedback to develop your skills.

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Leipzig Corpora

The Leipzig Corpora Collection is a collection of corpora of comparable sources and equivalent processing for more than 250 languages. All data are searchable. Moreover, corpora up to one million sentences can be downloaded to have full access to all data. The corpus can be queried online and the results show words in context, significant cooccurrences, left neighbours, right neigbours and an affinity map.

 

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Vocabulari panllatí de la nanotecnologia

El Vocabulari panllatí de la nanotecnologia és una obra que recull i defineix en francès 320 termes representatius de la nanotecnologia, amb els  equivalents en català, castellà, italià, portuguès, romanès i anglès. El Vocabulari es presenta editat  en dues parts,  part 1 i part 2, descarregables en pdf.

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Center for Writing Studies

This centre at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign offers a variety of resources for writing. These include a Grammar Handbook that explains and illustrates basic grammatical rules and common problems of usage, a Handbook of Citation Styles, which summarizes the bibliographical formatting rules for the American Psychological Association style and the Modern Language Association style, and a Handbook of Writing Tips with advice on types of document, document sections and the writing process.

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HyperGrammar

The HyperGrammar of the University of Ottowa’s Writing Centre is designed to allow users a great deal of freedom and creativity as they read about grammar. It allows them to create and follow their own lines of thought. On its first appearance on any page, every grammatical term is linked to its definition. A user reading about nouns might jump to the simple subject, and from there to subordinate clause.

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corpus.byu.edu

The corpora at this site were created by Mark Davies, Professor of Linguistics at Brigham Young University. They have many different uses, including: finding out how native speakers actually speak and write; looking at language variation and change; finding the frequency of words, phrases, and collocates; and designing authentic language teaching materials and resources.

The corpora are used by more than 100,000 people each month (more than 200,000 visits), which makes them perhaps the most widely-used corpora currently available. They also serve as the basis for an increasing number of publications by researchers from throughout the world.

 

 

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