Developing and refining your academic writing skills will help you achieve your academic goals. Academic writing may be a formal essay; short paragraph; online discussion forum post; blog post; or reflective journal entry. If you think you might need to refresh or develop your academic writing skills, you will find the following resources helpful.

Student Papers and Academic Research Kit

Access SPARK

This is an excellent resource that encompasses research, writing, and learning skills, suitable for all students upskilling or refreshing their academic writing skills.

Effective Writing & Academic Referencing

Access a printable PDF copy of UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems Effective Writing Guidelines. Find out more about Referencing Guidelines for SNMHS Harvard Style Referencing Guidelines

Avoiding Plagiarism
(UCD Library Guides)

UCD Library supports your academic writing by providing guideline to help you identify and avoid plagiarism. This page will define plagiarism, help you to recognise plagiarism and know how to avoid it.

Reading on Screen
Reading lots of documents?

Access ReadingOnScreen

Spending lots of time reading on screen? Check this website which offers helpful tips for different devices & documents.

Guide to making reading on screen easier