Frequently Asked Questions on researching, writing, and presenting papers
Here are some tools and tips to help students of all levels.
Some of the info is specific to the university (such as the
library), others may be of more general use.
I have made this
list specifically for students who write papers for/with me, or work on
projects in my classes. Work in progress...
Writing your paper
For papers and projects in Dutch, there is an excellent and very
Steehouder, MichaŽl, Carel Jansen, Kees Maat, et al.,
Leren communiceren: handboek voor mondelinge en schriftelijke
communicatie, Wolters Noordhoff, 2006.
For projects and papers in English, there are lots of specialised
resources, rather than one comprehensive source, e.g.:
|Strunk, W. J., & White, E. B. (2000). The elements of style
(4th ed.). New York: Longman.|
Focuses on correct English, writing style, common grammatical errors,
|Malmfors, B., Garnsworthy, P., & Grossman, M. (2004). Writing and
Presenting Scientific Papers (2nd ed.). Nottingham: Nottingham
Lots of practical suggestions on writing clear and well argued papers.
|McMillan, K., & Weyers, J. (2007). How to write Essays and
Assignments. Harlow, UK: Pearson Prentice Hall.|
Really good an comprehensive manual for writing good student papers.
In 2009, a new edition appeared.
In this series, there are several other handbooks for students.