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Advice on Writing

From Brainstorm to Bibliography: Writing a Term Paper in the Humanities and Social Sciences

This is a comprehensive guide to researching and writing a term paper, written by a member of FAE. It was designed with ENG 102 students in mind, but should be of use to any student who needs to write a term paper or long essay.

This is a PDF file; you can also browse it in HTML.

How NOT to Write an Essay

Some problems with student writing and how to avoid them.

Some Common Language Mistakes

Years of reading student essays, plus a large-scale computer analysis, have given us a pretty good idea of the kind of language errors students make. This is a list of the top ten errors you need to avoid.

Evaluative Writing

Tips on how to evaluate and criticise sources.

Language FAQ

Frequently asked questions about grammar and academic writing style.

Writing Resources

Writing Advice


Citation Guides

Writing a Statement of Purpose