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University English

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Academic Writing

In this section, you will find resources to help you write an academic paper, including online tools to help you with word choice, phrasing, and a selection of handbooks from the Library.


Writing Help

Essay Writing Help

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

Handbooks from the Library


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.