Writing Tips & Tricks: Your Guide to Successful Writing

The first snowfall in Montreal is a strong indicator of a certain time for the McGill community: the end of the fall semester is fast approaching, and with that comes many assignments and papers that are due. There’s no reason to fret however, as the McGill University Library has a wide collection of writing guides and books to help you get through with the best grade possible.

The following book suggestions cover writing tips for all kinds of subjects, from sciences to management!

Strategies for Writing a Thesis by Publication in the Social Sciences and Humanities by Lynn P. Nygaard and Kristin Solli

Written primarily for PhD students, this guide covers key topics within thesis by publication writing, including rhetorical challenges, strategies for handling the writing process, and much more!

A Companion to Creative Writing by Graeme Harper

This guide covers the writing of poetry, fiction, new media, plays, films, radio works, and other literary genres and forms.

Writing for Engineering and Science Students: Staking Your Claim by Gerald Rau

Accessible to both international students and native speakers of English, this book explores all the distinctive characteristics of a research paper based on articles from engineering and science journals.

Academic Writing: A Guide for Management Students and Researchers by Mathukutty M. Monippally and Badrinarayan Shankar Pawar

This book focuses on three main aspects: understanding existing research, documenting and sharing the results of the acquired knowledge, and acknowledging the use of other people’s ideas and works in the documentation.

Writing Winning Proposals for Nurses and Health Care Professionals by Sandra G. Funk and Elizabeth M. Tornquist

A step by step guide of the entire process of writing and submitting a successful proposal, with focus on writing with substance, clarity, and conviction.

English for Writing Research Papers by Adrian Wallwork

Aimed to help a wide variety of students succeed in academia, this guide contains rules, tips and examples to help you reduce the number of mistakes you make in English.

If you have any questions about how to access these titles or more, contact hssl.library@mcgill.ca

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