Academic writing is an important part of your learning experience at University. This form of written communication can be developed over time. Academic writing helps you express your points clearly and shows the reader that you have a strong understanding of the task at hand.
As an Undergraduate student at Queen’s, you can avail of our one-to-one Appointment Service if you would like to discuss academic writing, or any other element of academic skills in more detail. This is a free service, open to every undergraduate student regardless of degree programme. To find out more, click here.
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One of the most common methods of assessment is essay writing. LDS offers resources to guide you in the essay writing process.
General Writing Resources
Report writing involves following specific structures and approaches. Our five-step guide explains what is required to complete the task of report writing.
Reflective Writing and Learning Journals
Learning journals incorporate personal reflections in an academic context. Reflective writing requires you to reflect upon, analyse and evaluate an event or experience.
Grammar and Punctuation
Here are some links to other web resources on essay writing, report writing, literature reviews, and dissertations:
Various fantastic essay writing resources including planning, writing and improving your writing.
Comprehensive resources for essay writing. Including; process of writing, academic style, grammar and writing techniques.
Useful tips for all stages of writing.
A guide to the essay writing process. Can help you get started, become more efficient and to generally improve your essay writing abilities.
Wikibooks guide to help you write better university essays: lots of detail under the various headings.
University of Bristol guide to improving your grammar and punctuation.
Univeristy of Reading's clear and concise guide to different types of academic writing.
University of Sussex detailed guide to writing reports including structure, planning, critical analysis and writing style.
UNC Writing Center handout on literature reviews