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Guide to Research and Writing for the Academic Study of Religion

Writing Help

The Student Success Centre provides writing help.  There are also some good resources available to you on the web:

Other resources for academic writing assistance:

The Writing Center (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

The Bedford Research Room (Mike Palmquist – Colorado State University)

Kansas University Writing Center (The University of Kansas)

The University of Wisconsin

Central European University (provides links to a wide range of writing resources)

Advice on Academic Writing (University of Toronto)


Online  style and grammar guides:

The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. (online book)

The King’s English by H. W. Fowler (online book)

The Writing Centre: HyperGrammar (University of Ottowa)

The Internet Grammar of English (prepared by University College, London)

Guide to Grammar and Style  by Jack Lynch (online)


Writing Help - Books

Avery, Heather. Thinking it Through: A Practical Guide to Academic Essay Writing. Peterborough: Academic Skills Centre, Trent University, 1995.*

Bailey, Stephen. Academic Writing: A Practical Guide for Students. New York: Routledge, 2003.

Ballenger, Bruce P. The Curious Writer. New York: Pearson/Longman, 2005.*

Behrens, Laurence, Leonard J. Rosen, and Bonnie Beedles. A Sequence for Academic Writing. 2nd ed. New York: Pearson/Longman, 2005.*

Brown, Scott, G.   A Guide to Writing Academic Essays in Religious Studies.  Contiuum, 2008.*

Davis, Jason, and Rhonda Liss. Effective Academic Writing 3: The Essay. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.*

Giltrow, Janet L. Academic writing : an introduction. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2005.*

Johnson, Andrew P. A Short Guide to Academic Writing. Lanham: University Press of America, 2003.*

Miller, Donald E.  Writing and Research in Religious Studies.  Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall, 1992.*

Murray, Rowena. The Handbook of Academic Writing: A Fresh Approach. Buckingham: Open University Press, 2006.*

Northerly, Margot et. al.  Making Sense: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing: Religious Studies.  Don Mills, ON: Oxford, 2012*

Oshima, Alice, and Ann Hogue. Introduction to Academic English. White Plains: Pearson/Longman, 2007.*

Savage, Alice, and Masoud Shafiei. Effective Academic Writing 1: The Paragraph. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.*

Savage, Alice, and Patricia Mayer. Effective Academic Writing 2: The Short Essay. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.*

Swales, John. Commentary for Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Skills. 2nd ed. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2004.*

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