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Academic Writing: Home

Welcome! This guide includes helpful resources to improve your academic writing skills, from research to composition to subject-specific recommendations

Library resources

Our Library Collection is home to countless great resources, printed and electronic, including material to help your college success!

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Advance your abilities: Language building blocks

Succeed through challenges: In-depth improvement

Basics: Handy guides to writing at university

Stylish Academic Writing by Helen Sword

A Sequence for Academic Writing by Laurence Behrens and Leonard Rosen

Academic Writing: A handbook for International students by Stephen Bailey

A Writer's Reference with Exercises by Diana Hacker

Academic Writing by Luke Strongman

Watch: An introduction to academic writing

The places you'll go with academic writing? Anywhere!

"while many avid readers relish books written by the great vagabonds, such as Twain, Kerouac, London, etc., there is still a fascinating body of work put out by college professors. Some academics, such as J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, are so widely read that few realize that their careers were intricately interwoven with the university system for many decades."

Read the rest of the article Famous Writers Who Flourished in Academia to explore well-known and not-so-well known authors who found their talents while honing their scholarly writing abilities, from Tolkien and Lewis to Lawrence Ferlinghetti (pictured here with a young Sylvia Whitman)

Talk to a Librarian!

Feel overwhelmed with a lot of new information or advice? Need someone to talk you through the first steps of academic writing? The AUK Library team is here to help you find your footing when it comes to making the most of our resources and support your academic success. Visit us on campus or book a research consultation appointment to seek support!

For info visit AUK ➤ Academics ➤ Library, for appointments visit here

Contact information: 1802040 or 22248399 ext. 3070 or

Campus Location: Library Building in front of central courtyard

(Image: Quiet Reading Area - courtesy of Hoda Al Kotob)

Get a head start with AUK's Writing & Tutoring Center

If you're not sure how to approach your academic writing projects, or just want a helpful pair of eyes to look over your work, you can request a one-to-one or group consultation with a trained tutor who can help you with any stage of the writing process, from understanding your assignment to developing and expanding your ideas and organizing your thoughts into a coherent whole. You'll also get advice on clear communication, academic writing and citation rules, and incorporating research research into your work.

For info and appointments visit AUK Academics ➤ Writing & Tutoring Center

Contact information: 1802040 ext. 3200 | 3201 | 3202 or

Campus Location: Student Center - Floor 3

Want to know more about Writing classes @AUK?

Visit the university's course description catalogue to see what upcoming ENGL Writing classes will be available

Visit the Department of English homepage to discover more about studying Anglophone language and literature while at AUK