Links

Here are some online resources that help academic writers, and indeed anyone needing writing instruction, go about the business of words with increased assurance.

Style Guides

General Style Guides

Chicago Manual of Style external url icon

APA Style Guide external url icon

MLA Style Guide external url icon

Journal Style Guides

Academy of Management Review external url icon

Journal of Marketing external url icon

Journal of Consumer Research external url icon

Management and Organization Review external url icon

Software

Visual mapping of your argument - Argumentative external url icon

Convert Word documents to PDF - PDF995 external url icon

Resize your images - PixResizer external url icon

Basic editing in a PDF file - Very Pdf external url icon

Grammar and Writing Tips

http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~wricntr/... external url icon - An excellent page of writing tips from the Writing Center at Harvard. The material is concise and covers basic areas of grammar, style and punctuation.

http://www.askoxford.com/betterwriting/... external url icon - The Oxford Dictionary's page on words that are often confused. A great resource.

http://www.economist.com/research/...  external url icon - The Economist's style guide. Read it and watch your prose become crisp.

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/... external url icon - For a grammar refresher.

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/... external url icon - Purdue's writing lab offers basic lessons in English for those who use English as a second language.

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