The UAB Language Service has published Guides for Writing in Specific Disciplines to help students and lecturers communicate effectively within their academic fields.
The guides are published in Catalan and English (and adapted to reflect conventions in these languages) and cover the following fields: law, geography, biology, chemistry, education, medicine and economics.
The guides discuss the communicative peculiarities of the discipline, give a brief description of the text types within it and provide guidelines on writing conventions and links to other resources.
They are available through the UAB Digital Repository of Documents.
The University of Leicester’s guide to Writing reports was written to provide a general introduction to writing reports. It outlines the typical structure of a report and provides a step by step guide to producing reports that are clear and well structured.
UCL’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.
The 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.
A 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.
The 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.
The 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.
El 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.
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.
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.