Books I use


Bailey, Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students

Barzun, Simple and Direct

Becker, Tricks of the Trade

Billig, Learn to Write Badly

Bolker, Writing Your Dissertation in 15 Minutes a Day

Brians, Common Errors in English Usage

Christopher Johnson, Microstyle

Cutts, The Plain English Guide

Davis & Parker, Writing the Doctoral Dissertation

Elbow, Writing with Power

Ferris, Response to Student Writing

Glasman-Deal (2010) Science Research Writing

Gopen, Expectations

Gopen, The Sense of Structure

Graff & Birkenstein, They Say, I Say

Halliday & Hasan, Cohesion in English

Hoey, Patterns of Lexis in Text

Hyland, English for Academic Purposes

Lakoff & Turner, Metaphors We Live By

Lewis, Implementing the Lexical Approach

Miller et al., The Thesis Writer’s Handbook

Raines, Keys for Writers

Rienecker & Jorgensen, The Good Paper

Strunk & White, Elements of Style

Swales & Feak Academic Writing for Graduate Students 3rd ed.

Swales & Feak Commentary on Academic Writing for Graduate Students 3rd ed.

Swales & Feak, English in Today’s Research World

Swan & Walter, How English Works

Swan, Practical English Usage

Sword, Stylish Academic Writing

The Little, Brown Compact Handbook

Thornbury, Natural Grammar

Weissberg & Buker, Writing Up Research

Williams, Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace

Zinsser, On Writing Well


Booth et al, The Craft of Research

Sheldrake, The Sense of Being Stared At


Ausubel, D. (1968). Educational psychology: A cognitive view

Buzan, The Mind Map Book

Horn, R. E. (1998) Visual Language: Global Communication for the 21st Century

Novak, J.D. & Gowin, D.B. (1984). Learning how to learn.

Novak, J.D. (1998). Learning, creating and using knowledge: Concept map® as facilitative tools in schools and corporations.


Aiken & Talisse, Why We Argue (and how we should)

Bowell et al, Critical Thinking: a concise guide

Cooper & Patton, Writing Logically, Thinking Critically

Cottrell, Critical Thinking Skills

de Bono, Six Thinking Hats

Tittle, Critical Thinking

Toulmin, The Uses of Argument

Warburton, Thinking from A to Z

Weston, A Rulebook for Arguments

Williams & Colomb, The Craft of Argument


Stevick, Images and Options in the Language Classroom

Stevick, Memory, Meaning and Method

Stevick, Teaching Languages, A Way and Ways

Stevick, Working with Teaching Methods: What’s at Stake?