Additional Resources: Writing & Speaking

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On-Campus ResourcesCitation FormatsESL Support
GrammarOnline Guides to Academic WritingOral Presentation Skills
PlagiarismPoster PresentationsProposal Writing
PublishingBooks on Academic Writing and SpeakingScientific Writing
Blogs for Graduate WritersThesis Writing

On-Campus Resources

The ​Centre for International Exper​ience (CIE) serves international students coming to U of T an​d domestic students looking to go abroad.​

The U of T​ Library ​provides answers to common research questions (including using RefWorks, setting up my alerts, using article databases, finding theses, accessing resources from home, etc.)

The ​Career Centre offers a comprehensive, personalized range of services to support and empower participants in making informed decisions about their career and employment goals.​

The Health and Wellness Centre​ offers students short-term individual counselling/psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, group therapy, workshops, an​d psychiatric medication services.​

The Academic Success Centre​ offers a variety of​ services and supports specifically for graduate students.

On-Campus Resources: Writing Centres in the Profess​ional Facultie​s

Architecture Writing Program

Engineering Communication Program

Health Sciences Writing Centre (for students in Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physical Education, Health/Exercise Science, and Social Work)

OISE Student Success Centre

On-Campus Resources: Writing Centres on the Satellite Campuses

U of T ​Scarborough campus: The Writing Centre​, Centre for Teaching and Learning

​U of T Mississauga campus: ​​The Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre​​​


Citation Formats

APA Style, APA Online

MLA Style

The Chicago Manual of Style Online​

IEEE Editorial Style Manual​

Standard Documentation Formats, Writing at U of T​​​​

Citation and Style Guides, Concordia University Libraries

Research and Citation, OWL at Purdue

Citing References, University of Wisconsin–Madison Writing Centre​


ESL Support

Academic P​hrasebank, University of Manchester

English Solutions for Engineering and Sciences Research Writing, Adam Turner, English Writing Lab, Hanyang University

English as a Second Lan​guage Resources, OWL at Purdue​

Using English fo​r Academic Purposes: A Guide for Students in Higher Education

Using English

Online English Gram​mar Book​

Learning ​English, BBC

Note: If you are not a registered graduate student at U of T, you may wish to look at the course offerings at U of T’s​​​​​​ School of​ Continuing Studies or the Toronto District School Boar​d Continuing Education​.​


Grammar

Revising, Writing at U of T​

HyperGrammar, the University o​f Ottawa Writing Centre

Grammar, OWL at Purdue​

Grammar for Academic Writing, University of ​Edinburgh


Online Guides to Academic Writing

Writing at​​ U​ of T

Online Writing Lab, Purdue ​​University

Academic Phrasebank, University of Manchester​

The Writer’s Handbook,the Writing Centre ​​​at the University of Wisconsin–Madison

Write Online​

Wordiness List, Kim Blank, University​ of Victoria​​​​​​


Oral Presentation Skills

Effective Presentations, Kansas University Medical Center

Rethinking the Design of Presentation Slides: The Assertion-Evidence Structure, Michael Alley,Penn State University​​​​

How to Win at Academic Presentations, Sarah Knowles, LSE Impact Blog​

Presentation Tips, Garr Reynolds

Presentation Resources, Think Outside the Slide,Dave Paradi​​ ​


Plagiarism

How Not to Plagiarize, Writing at U of T​

Avoiding Plagiarism, OWL at Purdue

Plagiarism, Indiana University Writing Tutorial Services

Academic Integrity Booklet, Princeton University​

Intellectual Property Guidelines for Graduate Students and Supervisors, School of Graduate Studies, U of T


Poster Presentations

Design of Scientific Posters, Michael Alley, Penn State University

Advice on Designing Scientific Posters, Colin Purrington, Swarthmore College

Poster Presentation Guidelines, Varinder K. Randhawa and Philip J. Bilan

Creating Effective Poster Presentations, George R. Hess, Kathryn W. Tosney, and Leon H. Liegel

Using Visuals, Rebecca A. Pinkus


Proposal Writing

Academic Proposals in Graduate School, Writing at U of T

Dissertation Proposals, Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley

Grant Proposals, University of North Carolina atC​​hapel Hill Writing Center​

Writing Academic Proposals, OWL at Purdue​


Publishing

Getting Published, Gerald Jackson

Publishing Advice for Graduate Students (in theHumanities and Social Sciences), Thom Brooks

The Scholarly Kitchen​​​: What’s Hot and Cooking in Scholarly Publishing​

The Crisis in Scholarly Publishing: Demystifying the Fetishes of Technology and the Market, Gordon M. Sayre

Open Access Overview, Peter Suber

Directory of Open Access​ Journals 


Books on Academic Writing and Speaking

Recommended Books on Academic Writing and Speaking


Scientific Writing

Craft of Scientific Writing, Michael Alley, Penn State

The Science of Scientific Writing, George D. Gopen and Judith A. Swan

Scientific Writing Resource, Duke University


Blogs for Graduate Writers

Explorations o​f Style​

Doctor​al Writing SIG​

Writing for Research

Patter

The Research Whisperer

The Thesis Whisperer​


Thesis Writing

Graduate Supervision Guidelines,School of Graduate Studies, U of T

Dissertation Tips, Successful Academic, Mary McKinney, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Demystifying the Dissertation Column,Peg Boyle Single, Academic Writing Coach

Completing a Dissertation Without Tears, Columbia University​

Writing and Presenting Your Thesis or Dissertation, S. Joseph Levine, Michigan State University