(BAWE) British Academic Written English Corpus

Writing for a Purpose

This website will help you to improve your writing for college and university assignments. There is information and advice about different types of writing tasks. Our exercises and examples will help you to write clearly and appropriately.

These materials are for upper-intermediate and advanced users of English.

If you want to start thinking about your assignment immediately, start with Your Writing Task.

If you want more information about the ideas behind the materials, start with Primary Purpose, Genre Families or Disciplines.

(Note: Most of the information on this site is based on research into how successful students write at British universities. We are not sayingh that you must - or even should - follow our example, just that successful students do!)

Your Writing Task
Primary Purpose Genre Families Disciplines
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