Whether you are new to academic writing, returning to academia, or in the advanced stages of dissertation writing, Explorations of Style is a valuable resource. According to author and associate professor Rachael Cayley, the site is “an ongoing discussion of the challenges of academic writing.”
Professor Cyley addresses topics related to academic writing from drafts, revisions, and mechanics, to understanding your audience, and facing your writing challenges to graduate writing and more. Start on the For New Visitors page to see the scope of topics available. The site also offers a wide variety of topical resources.
The post on Structuring a Thesis Introduction is a must for all academic writers. Cyley stresses a common weakness in articulating a thesis statement–the need to provide an excessive lead-in before the inquiry is stated. She considers this a writing weakness and explains the proper approach for developing a strong thesis statement.
This site is listed as one of the Top 100 Thesis & Dissertation References on the Web and can become a trusted source for academic writing.
Source: The Explorations of Style