Grammar and Style Resources

Here you will find guides on punctuation, as well as quotations, summarising and transition signals in writing.

Transition signals in writing

Transition signals are connecting words or phrases that act like bridges between parts of your writing. This page suggests phrases to make transitions in your writing.

Introducing quotations and paraphrases

A list of phrases to introduce quotations or paraphrases.

Punctuation

Punctuation is crucial for successful academic writing. This rough guide to punctuation explains how to use some of the more common forms of punctuation.

Paraphrasing, summarising and quoting

Paraphrasing, summarising and quoting are important skills which are crucial to success at university which allow you to demonstrate your understanding and interpretation of a text, and incorporate the work of others into your writing.
 

Other grammar resources

If you can't find what you are looking for in our grammar section, here are some more links to help you improve your grammar skills.

  • Englishforums.com
    A forum site that helps users learn and explore the English language with topics such as poetry, stories, medical and business English, letter writing, grammar, vocabulary, essay composition and general chat. Learn English with online help from volunteer teachers all over the world.
  • Englishmed.com
    A site dedicated to learning and improving medical English.
  • HyperGrammar
    Produced by the Writing Centre at the University of Ottawa
  • Modern English Grammar
    An easy-to-navigate textbook maintained by the Department of English, College of DuPage.
  • Guide to Grammar and Style
    From Rutgers University. An interesting and fun site for tips.
  • Grammar
    Monash University Language and Learning Online has guides on passive voice, verb tenses, articles and grammar for Engineering.
  • Common Errors in English
    Washington State University