Are you writing an academic text such as a thesis, assignment or research report? You may face common challenges regarding the structure, tone of voice, style and spelling of your text. Academic writing is one of the most important skills you will have to master at university. Luckily it is a skill that can be learned and trained! WUR Library has a stack of resources to support your writing process.
Books on academic writing
You can borrow the print books at the Forum Library or access the eBooks online. Please make sure you are logged in to get access.
- Effective Strategies for Academic Writing, by Joy de Jong
- Science Research Writing for non-native speakers of English, by Hilary Glasman-Deal
- Cite them right: the essential referencing guide, by Richard Pears and Graham J. Shields
- The good paper: a handbook for writing papers in higher education, by Lotte Rienecker and Peter Stray Jørgensen
- English for writing research papers, by Adrian Wallwork
The Wageningen Writing Lab provides practical support to improve your writing skills and develop new writing strategies. You can make an individual appointment with a tutor to discuss your text and get advice. Or you can join one of the online lunch workshops on starting with your assignment, optimising your text or paraphrasing.
Student Training & Support (STS) provides practical support to develop study and other academic skills. See their website for an overview of practical guidance and workshops on academic skills and other subjects.
Series online bookshelves
The Wageningen Writing Lab has participated in selecting the recommended books on academic writing for this bookshelf. In the coming months WUR Library will offer more online bookshelves on related subjects, for example, information literacy, well-being and presentation skills.