These online resources can help you refine your academic writing in the sciences.
These grammar resources can help you with the writing and editing process. Some are available for loan at the Library and the Writing Centre.
Guides that can help you complete academic writing assignments in various disciplines.
A number of guides that can help you with the writing and editing process. Some of these resources are available for loan at both the Patrick Power Library and our Writing Centre.
This guide is aimed at undergraduate university students faced with the frequent task of writing essays, term papers, or reports.
These style guides were prepared in partnership with Saint Mary's faculty and are tailored to meet the expectations of particular disciplines of study.
This guide was created in partnership with the Faculty of Science at Saint Mary's University.
Many words commonly used in conversational or academic English have different meanings in the context of science writing.
Professional scientists and engineers are often required to explain their work to non-specialists, including members of the media and the general public.
There are 12 main verb tenses in English and each serves a distinct purpose.
Transitions are used to help sentences, paragraphs, and ideas "flow" together. This allows for ease of reading and comprehension by a reader.
Conjunctive adverbs are commonly used as transitions that help sentences, ideas, and paragraphs flow.
A thesis statement represents the central insight that an author considers the most significant or interesting aspect of his or her topic or area of research.
Thesis proposals are intended to demonstrate that there is a particular issue requiring coverage, there is a concrete plan, and there are enough resources to carry out the plan.
Definitions of common terms used to describe the requirements for types of academic writing assignments.
Tables and figures are used to display complex data in academic papers.
The verb and the subject within a sentence must agree in number. Thus, a singular subject takes a singular verb and a plural subject takes a plural verb.
At its most basic level, a sentence is a sequence of words that conveys a complete thought.
Sentences that do not express a complete thought or do not have a subject and a verb are incomplete.
Scientific writing requires grammatical and stylistic approaches that differ from those preferred in other academic disciplines.