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Academic Writing Skills Library

Transition signals
To link your sentences correctly, you can use transition words to improve clarity and flow.
TU/e handout: features of academic writing

In contrast to language used for presentations or lectures, academic writing is much more formal and is characterized by certain features.

Undertaking a literature review
This guide is the second of three looking at the purpose and process of conducting a literature review.
Using figures and tables

This guide provides the basic rules of incorporating figures and tables in your writing.

Using tenses in Scientific Writing
When you write an experimental report, or draft a thesis chapter, you need to choose which tense, or tenses, to use. Read this document to learn how to use these tenses.
Verb tenses in different sections: examples
A concise break-down of the tenses to use in the various sections of a research report (including example sentences).
Verb tenses in English
A concise list of verb tenses used in Scientific writing with easy examples and signal words.
Vocabulary exercises for the academic word list
The academic word list is a list of words that appear with high frequency in English-language academic texts.
Word order in English
A short quiz on word order.
Workshop: Skillslab For Writing Your Master Thesis

For Master’s students currently writing or about to write their thesis in English. Work on your thesis writing skills in TU/e SkillsLab. You’ll have easy access to assessments, content relevant to writing a thesis or a paper, and the benefit of online expert support whenever you need it. Join one of our Get Started meetings to meet the expert and find out how you can derive the most benefit from TU/e Skillslab while writing your Master’s thesis.