Academic Writing Checklist
This checklist was designed to help you structure your writing process. It contains basic information on the different elements of an academic paper (IMRaD) and the different stages of the writing process.
The checklist should also be used to decide when to come to a session at the Writing Center.
- InCites Journal Citation Reports
- Eric Journal List
- PsycINFO Journal Coverage List
- MLA Directory of Periodicals by EBSCO
How to Find the Right Journal
- Journal Guide
- Edanz Journal Selector
- The Enago Open Access Journal Finder
- Elsevier Journal Finder
- SpringerNature Journal Suggester
Resources on how to Write an Academic Paper
- Bailey, Stephen. 2018. Academic writing: a handbook for international students. 5th ed. Oxon: Routledge.
- Tonnette, S. Rocco, and Tim Hatcher, eds. 2011. The handbook of scholarly writing and publishing. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
- Swales, John, and Christine Frank. 2012. Academic Writing for Graduate Students. 3rd ed. Ann Arbor: The Univ. of Michigan Press
- Wallwork, Adrian. 2016. English for writing research papers. 2nd ed. Cham: Springer.
- Doumont, Jean-Luc, ed. 2010. English Communication for Scientists. Cambridge, MA: NPG Education.
Online Resources on Academic English and Writing
- Using English for Academic Purposes
- Advice on academic writing, University of Toronto
- Academic Writing, The University of Sydney
- General Writing, Purdue University Online Writing Lab
- English for University, The University of Adelaide
- Free APP NAWL (New Academic Word List) Builder : iPhone
- Free APP NAWL (New Academic Word List) Builder: Android
- WL-Academic Word List at Victoria University, New Zealand
- English Vocabulary Exercises
- Manchester Academic Phrasebank
- The British National Corpus at Brigham Young University
- Corpus of Contemporary American English
How to Format your Citations and References
Please check journal guidelines to find the right reference style. Here are some of the commonly used styles.
The links Sample paper and Style Chart, and MLA and Chicago styles will take you to the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL), a site containing a lot of helpful information on academic writing.
Tools for Managing your References
These tools can help you organise your reference list so that you have everything in one place. Note that word has an inbuilt tool where you can manage your references. Some free tools may have limited features but they should still allow you to keep your references tidy.