Writing research articles and theses


These resources offer help with the writing of English for research, including different text types, different sections of texts, phraseology and flow.

  • Academic Phrasebank
    The University of Manchester’s Academic Phrasebank is a general resource for academic writers. It aims to provide you with examples of some of the phraseological “nuts and bolts” of writing. It was designed primarily for international students whose first language is not English. However, if you are a native speaker, you may still find parts of the material helpful.

  • English for Writing Research Papers
    Adrian Wallwork’s English for Writing Research Papers is based on a study of referees’ reports and letters from journal editors on reasons why papers written by non-native researchers are rejected due to problems with English usage. It draws on English-related errors from around 5000 papers written by non-native authors, 500 abstracts by PhD students, and over 1000 hours of teaching researchers how to write and present research papers.

  • Writing for research
    In this blog, Prof. Patrick Dunleavy of the London School of Economics provides advice and comments on writing of non-fiction at research level. The entries deal with subjects such as paragraph writing, CV writing and literature reviews.