This page offers resources for those writing in American edited academic English. We recognize that there's a lot to learn -- not just English itself but all the habits and practices that university writing involves. Take a look!
Introduction to Writing in American Edited Academic English
The Purdue OWL offers some great resources for writing in American edited academic English, including help with integrating sources, reading, grammatical, punctuation, editing habits, and more.
We particularly recommend these Purdue resources:
English for Academic Purposes
The EAP Foundation (EAP is English for Academic Purposes) is an excellent resource for writers who are new to American academic essay writing. In addition to infographics like the one below, this site offers help with structure, cohesion, and strategies for academic writing. We encourage you to sign up for the EAP Foundation newsletter and bookmark their site!
Oxford Collocation Dictionary
The Oxford Collocation Dictionary "shows words commonly used in combination," which is a useful way to get a feel for the "essential building blocks" of English language.
Using English in Classroom Settings
The following handouts were developed by Dr. Shawna Shapiro, an Associate Professor of writing, linguistics, and education at Middlebury College.
Summary, Paraphrase, and Citation
Concepts and strategies for paraphrase and summary, two of the fundamental moves of American academic writing, from the Purdue OWL.
The EAP Foundation offers specific and practical advice for including in-text citations in a variety of citation styles.
English Language and Educational Consultant Andy Gillett offers useful strategies for citing sources and integrating sources into your own writing.