Resources on Academic Writing

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.

Journal Lists

How to Find the Right Journal

Resources on how to Write an Academic Paper

Online Resources on Academic English and Writing


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.