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Academic English Writing Guide

Dr. Michael Dickel's guide to writing college level academic English essays: organization, paragraphs, sentences, grammar help with useful links

Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA)

Academic language therapy helps develop effective secondary language and written communication skills through proficiency in reading and writing.

Academic Ranking of World Universities

Home of the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings, plus information on other international university rankings

Academic Vocabulary

This site will help you expand your academic vocabulary using the Academic Word List (the AWL). All students, home students and overseas students, need to learn the technical vocabulary of their field. As learners of English preparing for academic study you also need to learn general academic vocabulary, words such as: feature, illustrate, regulate, strategy. This core academic vocabulary is used by writers in many different subject areas.

Academic Word of the Day

Daily podcast with notes and exercises about academic vocabulary

Academic Writer

Academic writing guide with practice

Academic Writing

An all-round guide to academic writing.

Academic Writing (Interdisciplinary perspectives)

Interdisciplinary perspectives on communication across the curriculum


We can maximize your chances of gaining admission to your top-choice college, business school, graduate school, law school or medical school!

Advice on Academic Writing

Answers to students' questions about their written assignments.

Application Essay Editing

A professional application essay editing service for international students who are serious about getting into top-tier programs.

Auto-format APA, MLA, Turabian, and CMS papers

EazyPaper auto-formats footnotes, endnotes, bibliography, table of contents and more. EazyPaper formats in the APA, MLA, Turabian, and Chicago Manual Style. See our demo and start your free trial today.


Citation is an incredibly useful writing tool designed to: Organize research notes and bibliographic information Write references (in any of 1000+ styles) automatically, right to your word processing document! Citation's easy to use system helps writers with two tasks that are essential to research writing: organizing notes, and composing bibliographic references - easily and efficiently.

Citation Machine

Click the type of resource you wish to cite, complete the Web form that appears with information from your resource, and click Make Citations to generate standard MLA & APA citations.

Citation Style Guides for Internet and Electronic Sources

Very useful site providing comparisons and actual bibliographic citations in MLA, APA, Turabian and Chicago styles

College Admission Essays and Law School Personal Statement

Get help with college admission essays or your law school personal statement from expert writers. Create an MBA admission essay or medical school admission essay that stands out.


EndNote, the world’s most popular bibliographic software with over a million users, delivers subject bibliographies, flexible image handling and connectivity to explore and mobilize reference collections.

English Editing & Proofreading of Scientific Manuscripts for ESL Authors

Enago offers English Editing & Proofreading services for ESL Authors. Only Native English Editors handle all Editing and Proofreading of Manuscripts.

English for Academic Purposes

Using English for Academic Purposes. A Guide for International Students

Library Master

The Library Master bibliographic and textual database manager makes it easy to manage bibliographic information. Library Master automatically formats the bibliography, footnotes and citations for your paper, thesis or book in numerous bibliographic styles. It makes it easy to organize research notes and project records. Create an inexpensive online catalog for any collection of books, periodicals, audio-visuals, corporate documents and other materials.

Online Citation Styles

A Reference Guide to Using Internet Sources


StyleEase software easily and automatically formats papers and references according to APA format, MLA format, and Chicago/Turabian styles

The Internet Grammar of English

The Internet Grammar of English is an online course in English grammar written primarily for university undergraduates. However, we hope that it will be useful to everyone who is interested in the English language. IGE does not assume any prior knowledge of grammar.


This site's purpose is to help you write academic papers and college essays by discovering the erroneous tendencies that creep into your writing. You cannot see your tendencies without someone pointing out them out to you. When you know these tendencies before submitting the document for a grade, you have improved your chance to maximize the grade. The Twilocity review will improve the grade by at least the next level (i.e. from an A- to an A).

University English

A site for students studying English for Academic Purposes with study tips and great links.
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