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Sources of Further Guidance

The guides on this wiki are not complete. Textbooks usually demonstrate good technical writing especially if they are produced by a reputable publisher. They also provide illustrations of the use of descriptive devices, etc.

Below is a list of other books and Internet resources, specifically designed to assist in writing essays and reports.

Finally, there will be specific aspects of your project reports that only your supervisor can advise you on. It is important that you discuss an outline of the reports with your supervisor before you begin to write up.


Bly, R. 10 Ways To Improve Your Technical Writing, Center for Technical Communication. [accessed January 2011].

Capital Community College Foundation. Guide to Grammar & Writing. [accessed January 2011].

Creme, P, Lea, MR. 2008. Writing at University: A Guide for Students. 3rd edition. Open Unniversity Press. Contains help for all aspects of writing while at university.

Document Foundation, The. LibreOffice Documentation. [accessed January 2011].

Duprė, L. 1998. Bugs in Writing: Guide to Debugging your Prose. 2nd edition. Addison-Welsey. Contains tips in small, individual chapters to improve your writing; a good reference book.

Fry, R. 2004. Improve Your Writing. 5th edition. Delmar Cengage Learning. This is a guide for students producing a written project. Easy to read, full of handy hints, and guides you through the whole process from carrying out research for your report through to producing the final draft.

Landsberger, J. Study Guides and Strategies. [accessed January 2011].

LaTeX Project Team. LaTeX - A document preparation system. [accessed January 2011].

Oracle. The Documentation Project. [accessed January 2011].

Strunk Jr, W, White, EB. 1918. The Elements of Style. WP Humphrey, Ithaca, NY. [accessed January 2011]. Excellent guide to good use of English, a classic reference book, meanwhile updated and republished many times.

Word MVPs. The Word MVP Site. [accessed January 2011].

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