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Academic Writing Skills Library

Guided Learning: Thesis writing
Are you currently writing or about to write your Master’s thesis in English? Then TU/e SkillsLab is there to help you along the way.
Guided Learning: Use of academic vocabulary
Are you interested in improving your range of academic vocabulary? Access these documents or websites in TU/e SkillsLab to work on your academic vocabulary and hence improve your academic writing skills.
Guided Learning: Use of source material

Referring to sources in your text and in the reference list acknowledges that part of your work is based on the work and material of others. All academic work is part of a greater body of knowledge. Showing where your work fits into this is an important part of academic practice at university.

Guided peer review - Ask a specific question

On this page you will find the guidance you need to ask peers to review your academic texts by means of specific questions.

Guided peer review - Recognize suitable academic words

If you want your text to be peer reviewed with a focus on the use of academic language, read this guide.

Handout about writing reports

Writing reports is something no student at TU/e can avoid; this handout provides information you need about writing reports.

How to write a good paragraph
This is a step-by-step guide to writing paragraphs.
Identifying sentence fragments
This hand-out explains how to identify an incomplete sentence or fragment.
IEEE style manual

This page provides guidelines for writing using IEEE style.

Improving clarity and flow in writing

When sentences don't clearly connect, the paragraphs will likely be hard to follow.