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Environmental Engineering: Academic Writing

Environmental Engineering

Academic writing

Emerald guides


Useful sources

Academic writing

Carter, M. (2007). Ways of Knowing, Doing, and Writing in the Disciplines. College Composition and Communication, 58(3), 385-418. Retrieved from

"Hard writing makes easy reading. Easy writing makes hard writing"     William Zinsser

Writing guide from the University of Toronto

Online Writing Guide from Purdue University

Academic Phrasebank from the University of Manchester - a mighty resource for you to explore

Using quotes

Writing Your Dissertation

First assignment

Proof reading

Free Images





  • Google Creative Commons Images using the 'usage rights' filter at the bottom.
  • Flickr Creative Commons - images for which the owner has specified a Creative Commons licence
  • Wikimedia Commons - archive of free multimedia content submitted by Wikipedia users.
  • MorgueFile - probably the best single source of free photos.
  • JISC Media Hub - Free images from the Getty collection.
  • A collection of free photographs for private non-commercial use.
  • Image*After - large, free photo collection, with images free for any use.
  • The Creative Commons search allows you to search Google, Yahoo, Flickr and other sites for material that is licensed under the Creative Commons - which usually means you can use it without charge in a non-commercial context.