Writing Resources on the Web

Here are some resources from around the globe that can help you to develop your academic writing in English.

Sites on academic writing

The Purdue Online Writing Lab is an excellent and comprehensive resource for writers:

Academic Writing in English at Lund University (AWELU) is another good resource for Swedish students learning to write academic texts in English:

Tools for improving your vocabulary

The Compleat Lexical Tutor offers a multitude of useful tools for improving your vocabulary:

Tools for your smartphone

The UCL Survey of English Usage has produced the Academic Writing in English app for smartphones designed to help students learn all about writing in English:

There are numerous apps for your smartphone or iPad that can help you take better notes, such as Notability, by Ginger Labs:

Corpus resources

We encourage our students to use corpus tools to imrprove their writing. One excellent site that gives you access to several different corpora is Mark Davies' site corpora.byu.edu:

If you are interested in seeing what different sorts of copora there are out there, you might want to see David Lee's Bookmarks for Corpus-based Linguists: