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Introduction to Academic Writing

Our online guide to academic writing covers the key skills for writing at university level, including style, structure and how to develop your academic voice.

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Online interactive resources

E-laerning package: Starting at Sheffield HallamStarting at Sheffield Hallam is an online resource with videos and activities about university study.


Writing Skills section in the interactive Skills4Study packageTest and improve your understanding with the Writing Skills topic in the interactive Skills for Study package.

NB. You'll need to create an account for your first access to Skills for Study, but afterwards you can simply use the Institutional Account login.



Books from the library

To explore this topic further, explore our recommended books, all available through Library Search:

Mobile learning app

SALT - Student Academic Literacy ToolThe Student Academic Literacy Tool (SALT) is an app for iPhone and iPad, through which students can gain confidence in many aspects of academic writing.