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Table B: Internet links

Online site and URLBrief description of site
Academic Phrasebank
University of Manchester
A general resource for academic writers, which lists a large number of authentic phrases from dissertations under various functional headings.
Advice on Academic Writing
University of Toronto
A detailed guide to planning and organising, reading and researching, using sources, style and editing, grammar and punctuation, and to specific types of writing.
Common Errors in English
Washington State University
Comprehensive (alphabetical) list of common errors in English.
Guide to Grammar and Writing
Capital Community Technical College, Hartford, Connecticut
A detailed site which considers writing at word and sentence level, paragraph level, essay and research paper level, and provides online quizzes.
How to Write a PhD Thesis
School of Physics, University of New South Wales
Writing an Honours Thesis
This guide to thesis writing gives simple and practical advice on the problems of getting started, getting organised, dividing the huge task into less formidable pieces and working on those pieces. It includes a suggested structure and a guide to what should go in each section. It was originally written for graduate students in Physics, but can be of use in Humanities.
Online Concordancer Allows you to check how specific words and punctuation are used by entering a key word.
Online Dictionary Detailed explanation of all punctuation types.
Online Writing
Monash University
Useful for many subject areas in Humanities.
Online Writing Laboratory
Purdue University, Indiana
Another detailed site which provides downloadable handouts on grammar, writing concerns, punctuation, researching and documenting sources, and many more topics.
Rhetorical Functions in Academic Writing
UEfAP, University of Hertfordshire
A detailed review of rhetorical functions in academic writing
Writing Development Centre
University of Newcastle
The Centre aims to promote good writing practice in all subject areas and help undergraduate and postgraduate students to develop their academic writing skills in a supportive environment.