A Guide to Tertiary Level Writing
This resource has been designed for Massey University students who are new to the conventions of academic writing. Many students, including distance, internal, and both domestic and international, may find this book useful, especially as the examples provided are not limited to a specific discipline. Many of the sections in this book are also on OWLL.
The book offers advice and guidance on how to write university assignments, including a section on the writing process, with particular reference to essays. Another section deals with the basics of report writing, incorporating sub-sections on business report writing as well as lab report writing. When writing university assignments, referencing the work of others is integral, hence there are sections on integrating the opinions of authors into your assignments, as well as how to construct a reference list at the end of your assignment.
|Academic Writing - full text||PDF (495KB)|
|You can also download individual sections of the guide:|
|1: Table of Contents and Academic Writing||PDF (166KB)|
|2: Citing and Referencing||PDF (80KB)|
|3: Essays||PDF (168KB)|
|4: Reports||PDF (122KB)|
|5: Critical Thinking and Other Useful Tips||PDF (77KB)|
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