Prof. Dr. Holger Kersten
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik


Academic Papers – A List of Internet Resources

  • What is an Academic Paper?
    from: Student Resources the Dartmouth College Composition Center
  • Detailed Information from the Writing Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Information on How to Write Academic Essays
    Originally prepared for students in the English Department at the University of Victoria, the Guide is an introduction to the process of writing and to the study of literature. Highly recommended!
  • How to Write a Research Paper in 5 Weeks
    from the University of Oregon

  • Research Paper Planner
    from the UCLA Library
  • How to Write a Term Paper
    This guide from Gale, a world leader in e-information, publishing for libraries, schools and businesses, is designed to assist students in writing academic essays.

  • Writing a Research Paper
    A collection of links by Judy Vogt, University of Lethbridge Library
  • Writing an * Analytical * Paper
    from George Mason University, Department of English
  • Audience
    "Some writers think that academic audiences expect them to "sound smart" by using big or technical words. But the most important goal of academic writing is . . . to communicate an argument or information clearly and convincingly. It is true that academic writing has a certain style of its own and that you, as a student, are beginning to learn to read and write in that style."
    from: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Writing Center

The Writing Process

Introductions and Conclusions

Annotated Bibliographies

  • Writing an Annotated Bibliography
    An annotated bibliography gives an account of the research that has been done on a given topic. Like any bibliography, an annotated bibliography is an alphabetical list of research sources. In addition to bibliographic data, an annotated bibliography provides a concise summary of each source and some assessment of its value or relevance.
  • How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography (Cornell University)
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