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Accounting and Finance: Dissertation Writing

Word 2013: Creating Long Documents

Writing research essays

Essay writing resources: web sites


Resource freely available on web  

Guide to everything you wanted to know about writing undergraduate essays. Created by the Royal Literary Fund.

Resource freely available on web

Writing skills support for dissertation writers and thesis writers. It’s not a conventional how-to guide, but rather provides a variety of voices. Created by the Royal Literary Fund.




Sage Research Methods

Supporting research at all levels Sage Research Methods brings you books, chapters, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos.  See Case Studies of real research projects and practice on Datasets (these can also be used for teaching).

The Methods Map can help those less familiar with research methods to find the best techniques.

More tips, videos and guidance available a the Sage Research Methods help pages.

Writing Up: long documents and dissertations

Writing a long, formal document such as a dissertation requires more care and greater preparation than writing short ones such as essays. As dissertation documents are used for assessment, there are often strict formatting requirements and layout instructions.

Examples of Useful Books

This is a small selection of books on writing dissertations and essays. For more examples, search the Library using a KEYWORD search e.g. try looking for 'business dissertation writing'. Alternatively browse the books in the library around class mark K 8.135.