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Further Reading

Journals and books:

  • PEARS, R. and SHIELDS, G. (2005) ‘Cite them Right’ Newcastle upon Tyne: Pear Tree books.
    This book gives you a clear step by step guide to referencing and covers the referencing of many different sources, from websites to parliamentary papers.
  • PECK, J. and COYLE, M. (1999) ‘The students guide to writing’ Hampshire: Palgrave.
    This a great guide to writing for students starting at the most basic level of ‘writing correctly’ and building up to ‘writing with style’.
  • COTTRELL, S. (2003) The Study Skills Handbook. Second edition. Hampshire. Palgrave Macmillan.
    This book is designed to help students develop their study skills and includes a useful section on academic writing and what to expect whilst at University.


  • The OWL at Purdue
    This site examines the writing process and looks at issues such as; how to get started, writers block and understanding writing assignments to name a few. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/
  • Unilearning
    This website based at the University of Wollongong in Australia is an excellent student friendly resource covering aspects of reading, writing, note taking and critical thinking. The site also defines the different types of academic writing such as introductions, reports, essays etc. and has a number of activities for students to try. http://unilearning.uow.edu.au/main.html
  • Napier University
    Excellent advice on academic writing, essay writing and the transition to university. http://www2.napier.ac.uk/getready/writing_presenting/academic.html