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Academic writing resources

The resources below are useful to new research students and early career academics.

Editing and writing skills for research students

Editing tools for research students and staff

  • Editing strategies (pdf 104kb)
    Involves a system of numbered types of writing faults within documents and drafts written by students. This can be used alone or in combination with replacement text for some or all of the stylistic errors made by the student. The aim is to allow supervisors to edit less but explain more.

Supporting materials

  • Numbered faults (pdf 87kb)
    Lists and briefly explains the numbered faults and editing symbols and provides a quick grammar lesson.
  • Explaining the numbered system (pdf 215kb)
    Provides multi-layered explanations of each fault, along with corrected examples that may in turn also be written in a more direct style.
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