Resources for Writing Academic Essays

Here are some more useful resources – this time based on writing academic essays. There are lots of discussion threads about this topic in various online forums, which can be confusing for students and teachers, so I thought I’d share the list of resources I recommend:

MLA Citation style, the basics:

APA Citation Style, the Basics:

Chicago Citation Style, a quick guide,

A plagiarism tutorial:

The University of Edinburgh, Academic Essay Writing: Some Guidelines:

Using English for Academic Purposes: A Guide for Students in Higher Education – Academic Writing:


Altenberg, E.P., English Grammar: Understanding the Basics (Cambridge U.P., 2010)

Bailey, S., Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students (London: Routledge, 2006)

Cottrell, S., Critical Thinking Skills (Palgrave, 2005)

Cottrell, S., Skills for Success (Palgrave, 2010)

Creme, P., & Lea, M.R., Writing at University: A Guide for Students (OUP, 2008)

Gillet, A., Hammond, A. & Martala, M., Inside Track: Successful Academic Writing (Pearson/Longman, 2009)

Oshima, A. & Hogue, A., Writing Academic English (Pearson/Longman, 2006)

McWhorter, K., Study & Critical Thinking Skills in College (New York: HarperCollins, 1996)

Savage, A., et al, Effective Academic Writing (OUP, 2006)

Snow, A., Zwier,L.J., & Zimmerman,C.B. (eds), Q: Skills for Success – Reading and Writing (OUP, 2011)


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