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Abstracts: how to write an abstract (post about writing abstracts with a link to resources)

Academic Earth (link to a site with lectures and university courses)

Academic English Websites, list 1 (page with a list of links to Academic English websites)

Academic English Websites, list 2 (post with a list of favourite Academic English websites)

Academic phrases (post about the Academic Phrasebank at the University of Manchester and the link to it)

Academic writing style (link to a resource at Edinburgh Napier University about the style of Academic English)

Answering the question (post about addressing the essay title to get good marks)

Apostrophes (post about how to use apostrophes with a link to resources on apostrophes)

Apostrophes (post about apostrophe usage with a link to resources)

Articles (link to Monash University resources on using ‘the’ ‘a’ or no article)

Articles (post about using articles correctly with a link to resources)

Articles (post about how to find article mistakes in your writing with a link to a great resource)

Bibliography: a guide (a one page guide on how to write a bibliography)

Bookshop (page with recommended books)

British students talking about university (page with a list of videos – with transcripts! – of students talking about what it’s like to study in university in the UK

Choosing a course in English for Academic Purposes (some comments about choosing a course)

Capital punishment (example essay on capital punishment)

Capital punishment (Academic English activities around the issue of Capital Punishment)

Cautious language (post about how to be cautious and avoid generalisations in academic English)

Climate change (Academic English activities around the issue of Climate Change)

Cohesion in writing (post about how to achieve cohesion in writing with a link to further resources)

Commas (post about commas in complex sentences with links to further resources)

Commas (post about commas in relative clauses with links to more resources)

Commas (another post with a link to a resource about punctuating relative clauses)

Common errors in English usage (post about common errors in English with a link to Common Errors in Usage website)

Conclusion: writing a conclusion (post about how to write a good conclusion to your essay)

Concordancers and corpora (page with a list of concordancers and corpora)

Corpus: using a corpus (post about how to use a corpus with a link to the British National Corpus)

Culture (post about UK culture with link to British Council resources on UK culture)

Critical analysis (post about how to include critical analysis in your presentation with a link to materials)

Critical thinking (post about critical thinking with link to online materials)

Describing graphs (post about describing graphs and a link to resources from Hong Kong Polytechnic for doing this)

Dictionaries (article about buying an advanced learner’s dictionary – get one!)

Dissertations ( links for dissertation writing)

Dissertation: making a timetable for your dissertation (post about the importance of having a plan for the completion of your dissertation)

Editing your work (article about checking your work for mistakes after you have finished it)

Editing your work: finding mistakes with articles (post about correcting mistakes with the/a/no article)

Editing your work: finding mistakes with subject – verb agreement (post about checking your work for subject – verb mistakes)

Essay (example academic essay on capital punishment)

Essays and reports (post about the difference between essays and reports with a link to resources)

Essay marking criteria (post about what markers look for in an essay with a link to a set of criteria)

Essay titles (post about how to unpack the essay title in order to write a good essay)

Essay writing (post with a link to a videojug talk about what to do when you get an  essay title)

Exam preparation (post about making a study timetable)

Exams: essay writing in exams (post about how to write well under exam conditions)

Example essay: Capital Punishment

Example essays (post about Lancaster University’s pool of essays with the link)

Examinations in Academic English (page with some links for IELTS and TOEFL)

FAQs about English for University. Com

Free resources for learning English (post with a list of 20 free sites to learn English)

Free resources for learning English (post with a list of 20 free web resources to learn English)

Forums: 15 ESL and EFL Forums (post with a list of forums)

General English websites (page with a list of websites for General English)

GM Foods (Academic English activities around the issue of Genetically Modified Foods)

Grammar (post about the most common grammar mistakes learners make in English)

Grammar challenge (post about BBC’s grammar challenge resource with a link to it)

Grammar (post about the third person ‘s’ being left out with video clip)

Homesickness (post about how to deal with homesickness)

Idioms (post with a link to resources about idioms from the BBC)

IELTS (link to Dominic Coles’ IELTS blog)

IELTS Speaking (post about speaking for IELTS with a link to video resources)

IELTS Speaking (post about speaking for IELTS with list to resources)

IELTS Writing (post about a video resource with comments about cohesion and coherence)

IELTS strategies (post about IELTS strategies)

Immersion (post about immersing yourself in English with a list of sites)

Introduction: guide on how to write a good introduction

Introductions (post with link to video about writing a good introduction to an essay)

Introductions (post about how to write a good introduction to an essay)

Intute (post about the research site with a link)

Is my English good enough for university? (some requirements from various universities about the English level you need)

Issues (Academic English activities for Climate Change, The Death Penalty and GM Foods)

Learning to learn (post about learning to learn online course from Sheffield University)

Lecturefox (post about free university lectures with a link to the site)

Lectures (post about a lecture and links to Harvard University lectures)

Lectures (list of sites where you can listen to and watch university lectures)

Lectures: Research Channel (post about the website Research Channel which has lots of available online lectures)

Lectures – Reith lectures with transcripts (post about listening to Reith lectures from radio 4)

Linking words (post about linking words with a link to Birmingham City University resources on linking words)

Linking words: sample text (post with a sample text showing good use of linking words with a link to a resource)

Linking words (post about linking words with a link to resources)

Linking words (post with comments about linking words and links to resources)

Linking words (post about linking words plus a link to further resources)

Listen a minute (post about listening with link to listening site)

Listening: links (page of links to listening resources)

Listening: Charlie talking about volunteering (youtube video with transcript)

Listening: BBC Academic Listening Series (post about the BBC’s Academic Listening series with a link to it)

Listening: English Listening Lounge (post about ELL with the link)

Listening (post about BBC interviews with famous people and a link to the resource)

Listening: British students talking about lectures and seminars (British students talk about studying in the UK – with transcripts!)

Listening (post about the Yappr website which has subtitled videos for listening practice)

Listening practice: Graduation Day (subtitled video of a family talking about graduation day)

Listening to a lecture (post with a link to a lecture by Patrick entitled ‘Postwar Reconstruction and the Welfare State)

Listening: Newcastle Academic Listening Exercises (post about Newcastle’s University’s listening resources with the link)

Listening to a political discussion (post about a political radio show with a link to the show)

Listening practice (video with transcript of an overseas student studying at the University of Plymouth)

Listening practice (post about dotSUB website which has lots of videos with subtitles

Listening practice (BBC news story with colloquial listening practice)

Listening practice (listening activity based on the topic of world food production)

Listening practice: Mike’s finances (subtitled video of British student talking about his finances)

Listening practice: Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab (post and link to this great listening resource)

Listening: Sana’s accommodation (subtitled video of a British student at Plymouth University talking about her accommodation)

Literature review (link to a video of Patrick talking about how to write a literature review)

Literature review (a post about literature reviews with a link to more resources)

Literature review (post about subject – verb agreement in literature reviews)

Literature review: resources from English for University. Com

Literature review: what is a literature review? (article from English for University. Com)

Marking criteria for essays (post and link about essay marking criteria)

Motivation (post about motivation in language learning with a link)

News sites (list of news websites)

Newsademic (post about the Newsademic website and the link)

Once in a blue moon (post about idioms with a link to idiom resources on BBC)

Orientation materials (links to university orientation materials)

Overseas students in the news (article about fears of the language levels of overseas students)

Paragraph development (post about how to write a good paragraph)

Paragraph writing (post about starting your paragraph with a topic sentence)

Paragraph structure (link to resources from University of Essex on paragraph structure)

Paragraph structure (post about how to structure a paragraph with a link to resources at La Trobe University

Paraphrasing (post about how to paraphrase with a link to a resource at the University of Toronto)

Paraphrasing (post about how to paraphrase with links to further resources)

Paraphrasing (post with advice about paraphrasing)

Pearson Test of English Academic (post about Pearson’s new academic English exam)

Personal statements (post giving advice about personal statements with link to resources)

Personal statements (post about writing a personal statement for a postgraduate course plus a link to a resource)

Plagiarism (post about plagiarism with links to resources to avoid it)

Podcasts (post about subscribing to a podcast to improve your English)

Popular pages (list of the most popular pages on English for University. Com

Pronunciation (post about pronunciation with a link to some pronunciation resources)

Presentations (post about finding an angle for your presentation)

Presentations: how to start one (video by Patrick about how to start your presentation)

Presentations: How to start your presentation (post with a video and transcript of an excellent presentation start)

Presentations (a phrasebook of useful phrases for giving a presentation)

Presentations: finding an angle (post about finding a good topic and an interesting angle on it for your presentation)

Presentations (post about presentations with a link to resources for structuring your presentation)

Pesentations: Links (a page with lionkt to good resources about giving presentations)

Presentations (page with links for starting your presentation and a presentation phrasebook)

Presentations: a checklist (post about presentations with a link to a resource with a checklist)

Presentations: Voicethread (post about the site where you can store and practice presentations

Present perfect tense (post about the use of the present perfect tense with a link to an exercise)

Present perfect tense (article about the use of the present perfect tense with a link to useful resources)

Proofreading (post about proof reading your work)

Proofreading your work (post about how to check your work for mistakes after you have finished it)

Proofreading (link to proofreading practice materials from SCLLAS)

Punctuation (post about commas in complex sentences)

Punctuation (post about commas in relative clauses)

Punctuation (post about how to use semicolons with a link to further resources)

Punctuation: Resources (a page with a list of resources on punctuation from English for University. Com)

Reading (list of external links for reading resources)

Reading strategies: surveying, skimming and scanning (post about how to survey, skim and scan a text)

Reading (list of resources about reading from English for University. Com)

Reading (post about reading journal articles with a link to an academic article)

Reading: How to improve your reading (post with advice on how to improve your reading)

Reading: Newsademic (post about the online newspaper with a link)

Reading: the QUASAR reading method (post about this reading strategy with a link to a resource)

Reading strategies (post about strategies for academic reading)

Reading: being an active reader (post about being an active reader with a link to resources at the University of Reading)

Reading: the SQ3R method (post about the SQ3R method of reading with links to resources)

Referencing (post about how to reference in the body of your text)

Referencing guide (a one page guide on how to refer to authors in the body of your essay)

Referring to authors (article about how to incorporate authors’ ideas into your writing)

Referring to sources in your writing (post about how to incorporate sources into your writing)

Reflective writing (post about reflective writing with a link to resources)

Relative clauses (post about commas in relative clauses)

Reith lectures: Chinese vistas (post about a series of Reith lectures on BBC radio 4 with transcripts)

Research: Google scholar (post about using Google scholar for research)

Research: Intute (post about research site Intute with the link)

Research Channel (post about the website Research Channel with lots of lectures)

Resources and links (page with a list of resources and links)

Semicolons (post about how to use semicolons with a link to more resources)

Semicolons (post about the correct use of semicolons with a link)

Sentence types (link to a resource about simple and complex sentences)

Singular or plural? (post about collective nouns and subject – verb agreement with a link to further resources

Speaking skills (post about academic speaking skills and a link to resources to help overseas students participate in seminars and tutorials)

Subtitled videos (post about using a site with video and subtitles called 22frames.com)

Subject – verb agreement (post about checking for subject – verb agreement mistakes in your writing)

Strategies for language learning (article with comments about using a range of strategies for language learning)

Study guides from English for University. Com (homemade guides!)

Study skills (post about learning to learn online course from Sheffield University)

Study skills (post about academic skills with a link to academic podcasts from ANU)

Study skills (post about things that good students do with a link to study skills resources)

Study skills (post and link about the skills4study website)

Study skills: links (list of links for study skills)

Studying at university (youtube video with transcript  from Birmingham University about lectures and seminars at university)

Support for overseas students (a list of links for websites supporting overseas students in the UK)

Successful students (post about the habits of successful university students)

Summer school (post about how to survive your summer school)

TED.com (post and link to TED.com, a site with excellent presentations and talks)

Ted Power’s English language website (post and link to this excellent resource for students and teachers)

Television documentaries (post about Frontline website which hosts tv documentaries)

Tentative academic language (post about how to be cautious in Academic English)

Theme archive (post about the Theme Archive at the BBC with a link this resource)

Topic sentences (post with a link to a video about topic sentences)

Topic sentences (post about starting your paragraph with a topic sentence)

University orientation materials (post about orientation materials from Higher Education Academy’s LLAS website and the link)

University orientation materials (links for university orientation materials)

Verb forms (post about verb forms with a link to further resources)

Vocabulary: links (list of links of website focusing on academic vocabulary)

Vocabulary: Professional Word Web (post about the vocabulary site Professional Word Web with a link to it)

Vocabulary for Nursing, Carpenty, Childcare, Electricians etc.. (link to BBC Skillswise site)

Vocabulary for Accounting and Finance (link to resources for accounting and finance vocabulary)

Vocabulary (link to Ricky Lowes’ ‘The Academic Word List at the University of Plymouth’ site)

Vocabulary (link to Gerry Luton’s site ‘Vocabulary Exercises for the Academic Word List’)

Vocabulary: Improving your academic vocabulary (post with advice about how to improve your knowledge of academic words)

Vocabulary: Improving your vocabulary (post about the academic vocabulary resource at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the link)

Vocabulary (post about improving your vocabulary with a link to BBC’s ‘Words in the News’ resource)

Voicethread (post about the site where you can practice and store presentations)

Videos with subtitles (post about using a site with video and subtitles called 22frames.com)

Video clips for classroom use from the BBC (post about resources from the video clip resources from the BBC)

Video documentaries on the Internet (post about Frontline website which hosts tv documentaries)

Video Nation (post about the BBC resource Video Nation where people upload videos)

Word forms (post about word forms with a link to a resource)

Word forms (post about word forms with a link to an exercise at Birmingham City University)

Writing an abstract (post with advice about writing an abstract with a link)

Writing an introduction (post with video about how to write a good essay introduction)

Writing: resources (list of writing resources from English for University. Com)

Writing your introduction (post about how to write a good introduction to an essay)

Writing a conclusion (post about how to write a good conclusion to your essay)

Writing at university (link to resources about writing at university from La Trobe University)

Writing at university (link to resources from SCLLAS: Are you ready to write at university?)

Writing for assignments e library (post and link to a resource which shows real students’ essays with teachers’ comments)

Writing: improving your writing (post about how to improve your writing by writing)

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