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This page will gather links to Library and online resources to support a range of academic writing needs at PolyU.

It can be adapted to address the needs of UG students preparing to write their capstone project, or Early Career Researchers (namely postgraduate students and faculty) preparing to publish.

The target audience are non-native English speakers (NNES)/L1 Cantonese or Mandarin speakers.

Online Tools for Writing


"A concordancer is a piece of software, either installed on a computer or accessed through a website, which can be used to search, access and analyse language from a corpus. They...can give us very accurate information about the way language is authentically used." [Source]

Dictionaries and Thesauri

Writing Exemplars

Writing Help
Undergraduate Student Writing 

Theses and Dissertations

From Hong Kong and around the world.

Writing Help

Essay Writing Help

Library Resources


How to Start Writing

How to Start Writing

English Collocation

Professional English in Use

This series combines resources and exercises to help learners improve their English writing in professional contexts. Titles cover Medicine, Engineering, Marketing, Finance, Law, and more.