Writing tasks at a University level, can cause some students to a great deal of anxiety, uncertainty over their knowledge and at the end, they may end up being left overwhelmed. Writing that is carefully written, however, can be the best way to better grades and greater academic success.

Academic writing is a style used in formal essays and other assessments for your course. It requires formal language, a logical structure and should be supported by evidence. It is a skill that you will need to learn and develop across your time at University.

The general purpose of academic writing is to present information in such a way that it can display a clear understanding of a subject.  For you, as a student, your writing is the representation of your thoughts. Therefore, it is important that you learn how best to write in a way which will convince the reader (your professor, your classmates, potential reviewers, etc.) that you understand what you are talking about.

The Library’s contribution

Academic writing can and should be supported with accredited sources.  The Library is here to cover your information needs with tools, sources and services.  For this purpose, we have created a Libguide that includes information on various aspects of Academic writing.

For your Academic writing classes (ACWR) we provide tailored sessions that introduce you to basic concepts, show you how to analyze your topic, how to evaluate sources and how to synthesize them.

Students can find our scheduled ACWR sessions, in the Calendar.

Instructors can request an ACWR Library session by filling in the Online Instruction Request Form