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Academic Writing Portal

These materials are for improving academic writing skills and the teaching of teaching. These materials are aimed at:

  • Writing teachers and tutors of academic writing and composition, especially at the intermediate and advanced levels; for those teaching English as a first or second language
  • Those teaching research methods and writing
  • Students learning academic writing
  • Professors needing help with writing or research methods for course contents or publishing their research

Scroll down for wiki pages and handouts (more will be added over time).


1.1 Writing pedagogy overview

  • Academic writing
  • Academic versus non-academic writing
  • Teaching research skills & writing
  • Prewriting techniques & Writing process


1.2 Featured topics

  • Academic versus non-academic sources
  • Citation systems
  • Connectors (transitionals)
  • Participle clauses
  • Prewriting techniques & Writing process
  • Résumés & CVs
  • Theories - Theories, laws & hypotheses: Understanding how these terms are used in science & academia


1.3 Writing pedagogy topics

1.3.1 Teaching writing or using academic writing in teaching

  • Editing symbols [my system of editing symbols; teachers can devise their own]
  • Genre analysis guide [for teaching academic writing]
  • Sample assignment: About paradigms in psycholinguistics
  • Writing tutor training handbook
  • ESL Writing samples for critique: Academic essay introductions [by Korean writers], Letter samples [Korean & Thai writers] EMC Writing tutors manual
  • Résumé lesson plan [for teachers]
  • Znarf: Exercises for teaching outlining, contrast / comparison paragraphs [& a simpler version]
  • Understanding research based articles

1.4 Writing pages: Topics

  • Academic paper structure
  • Academic versus non-academic sources
  • Academic versus non-academic writing
  • Academic writing
  • Academic writing genres
  • AEComp
  • APA (overview)
  • APA guide
  • Argumentative phrases for essays
  • Capitalization
  • Chicago Manual
  • Chicago Manual (parenthetical)
  • Citation systems
  • Cohesion
  • Comma splices
  • Conference proposal samples
  • Connectors (transitionals)
  • Cover letters
  • EMI series (CTL)
  • EMI series certificate
  • EMI series portfolio
  • EMI series seminars
  • ENGL 434
  • Erroneous writing examples
  • Essay exam prompts (writing courses)
  • Essay format (page layout)
  • Genre
  • Genre analysis paper sample
  • Harvard style
  • IEEE style
  • IFLS 306 (Fall 2015)
  • IFLS 306 genre analysis feedback
  • IFLS306
  • IFLS306 (2019)
  • IntComp
  • Intensive reading tips (students)
  • Inversion
  • L2 writing problems (global issues)
  • Logical connectors list
  • Logical fallacies
  • MLA guide
  • Paragraph styles
  • Paraphrasing
  • Participle clauses
  • Personal statement (scholarship)
  • Popular sources
  • Pre-intermediate composition
  • Pre-writing techniques
  • Prewriting techniques
  • Reporting verbs
  • Reporting verbs (introduction)
  • Research approaches
  • Revision process steps
  • Résumés & CVs
  • Sentence types
  • Student resources
  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Submitting journal articles
  • Teaching discourse markers
  • Teaching research skills & writing
  • Theories
  • Unprofessional tone
  • Unreliable sources
  • Writer's block
  • Writing critiques of research articles
  • Writing emails
  • Writing literature reviews
  • Writing process
  • Writing process assignment