English-Speaking Cultures – Literatures in English

Study materials – Advice on Academic Writing

Advice on Academic Writing

Style sheet for BA dissertations; term papers, oral presentations, reading journals, critical comments and presentation hand-outs [http://simo.uni-bremen.de/anglistik/pdf/Style_sheet_Dr_Jana_Nittel.pdf]

The style sheet contains the conventions that you are expected to adopt when writing your final thesis, a term paper, a reading journal containing your critical comments or responses, or alternatively when presenting in class, including your presentation hand-out and your presentation slides. You are encouraged to use the MLA style (7th edition) which is probably the most frequently used system in literary studies. (You may find that this is different from style sheets that you have been taught in the past or style sheets used by other programmes.)