Academic Toolkit - ACT!

Academic writing skills

Advice on how to write academic documents

Writing generally

It's helpful to get some general guidance on writing if you are not used to it; there are a number of resurces out there - Archives of Disease in Childhood have a series of blogs that are worth having a look at.

Thesis writing courses

Many universities have established courses advising on formatting and the use of word and indexing in thesis-writing. It is very important to read the university –specific guidelines and details required for thesis formatting and timeline

Reference management software

In the early stages of the PhD it is ideal to discuss referencing styles for the thesis as well as journal articles and to gain proficiency with the relevant software, such as EndNote. Other tools are available for free, such as Mendeley and Zotero.


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