academic writing

Much of this blog is about academic writing, and there is a lot of it.

I do intend to package these posts up in some way but am still trying to sort out how best to manage this.

In the meantime I’ve put some external sources and a few links to some posts here.

Writing resources

PhD 2 published a site devoted to provision of writing advice and links

Lingua Franca – a blog about academic writing

explorations of style – academic writing blog from Canada

scientific academic writing – a magazine and blog from Marialuisa Aliotta

Doctoral writing SIG

Thesis Whisperer

Writing across boundaries project

Some relevant blog posts:

Using metacommentary to specify your contribution

Front and backloading a text

learning from writing practice

finding the right writing time/place

templates for academic sentences

writer’s block

getting going with writing


on being a writer

SW – scientific writing

the pleasure of texts

writing skeletons

the quotation sandwich

11 Responses to academic writing

  1. I’m looking for resources on collaboration in writing for publication (co-authoring). Any suggestions?

  2. Dear Pat,
    Many thanks for including my magazine and blog in your writing resources.
    Please note that I recently moved my blog site to
    As a result, the link to the Scientific Academic Writing magazine is now:

    Could you please amend it in your list?

    Many thanks!

  3. Pingback: Writing for researchers | IL learning and development

  4. Steven Watson says:

    Dear Pat
    Really enjoy dropping into your blog from time-to-time. I always take something useful away. But I have a problem and it is to do with style. I never seem to be in control of my tenses when I am writing. When I write I seem to drift from present to past and back again like an itinerant time-traveller. I would be grateful for any advice you can offer.

  5. Jen says:

    Thanks Pat- enjoyed your book (and enjoying your blog). Can you recommend any advanced academic writing courses for research & academic staff ? Many thanks. Jen

  6. Hareem says:

    Really fruit full information you share with us Pat. as a learner of Academic writing i have found your blog very informative. can someone raffer any writing work to me plz thanks

  7. Kennith says:

    Helpful info. Fortunate me I found your site
    unintentionally, and I am surprised why this accident didn’t came about earlier!
    I bookmarked it.

  8. josephvrusso says:

    Really enjoying your site. Thank you for the time it takes to put together and maintain! Garth Stahl sent me your way.

    — Joe Russo, in South Australia

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