Writing Resources


Click on a subject area from the list below to access all of our writing skills resources.

Essay Writing

General Writing Resources

English Language Resources

We have recently created a series of interactive learning materials to help you impove your understanding of core topics such as spelling, punctuation, nouns, verbs, confusable words etc.

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Report Writing

Reflective Writing and Learning Journals

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Learning Journals and Reflective Writing

Reflective Writing Video

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Grammar and Punctuation

Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing

Web Resources

Essay Writing

Essay Writing - University of Reading

Various fantastic essay writing resources including planning, writing and improving your writing.

Writing Lab

Comprehensive resources for essay writing. Including; process of writing, academic style, grammar and writing techniques.

Guide to writing

Useful tips for all stages of writing.

Step by step writing process

A guide to the essay writing process. Can help you get started, become more efficient and to generally improve your essay writing abilities.

Writing Better University Essays

Wikibooks guide to help you write better university essays: lots of detail under the various headings.

Grammar and Punctuation help

University of Bristol guide to improving your grammar and punctuation.

Report Writing

Report writing, literature reviews and dissertation writing

Univeristy of Reading's clear and concise guides to different types of academic writing

Features of good reports from The University of Reading

University of Sussex detailed guide to writing reports including structure, planning, critical analysis and writing style.

Literature Review

UNC Writing Center handout on literature reviews


University of Leicester's concise guide to dissertation writing

The Guardian guide to dissertation writing: Part 1 - How to planPart 2 - How to writePart 3 - How to edit


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