Center for Academic Writing “Impulse”

Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted.
Jules Renard

Writing is thinking on paper.
William Zinsser

When writing about science, don't simplify the science; simplify the writing.
Julie Ann Miller, former editor of ‘Science News’

Writing is a lot easier if you have something to say.
Sholem Asch
The reason one writes isn't the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Good writing is clear thinking made visible.
Bill Wheeler

A man who is ignorant of foreign languages is also ignorant of his own language.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Only the educated are free.
Epictetus

One`s work may be finished someday, but one`s education never.
Alexandre Dumas

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
Joseph Addison

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
Aristotle
Ресурсы
Scientific writing 
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/  - The site covers various issues of academic writing, grammar and mechanics, citation styles. It includes exercises on some aspects.    

http://www.uefap.com/writing/ - Topics: article structure, citations and references, plagiarism, punctuation, spelling. Every unit includes exercises. 

http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/CLAS/Centers/writing/resources... - PDF how-guides on Broad variety of topics, including grammar and syntax, punctuation, quoting and citing
 

Phrasebanks 
http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk/  - Morley, John. Academic Phrasebank database with a broad range of templates arranged in accordance with the article sections 

http://vlc.polyu.edu.hk/academicwriter/Frames/framesLanguage.htm  - Database of templates for scientific writing divided into essential and advanced language 


Article structure 
https://student.unsw.edu.au/thesis-structure  - Brief description of scientific article sections 

http://www.uefap.com/writing/writfram.htm  - In the tab “Genres”, points 7, 9-14 refer to the sections of a scientific article. The resource provides a structure and examples of every section. 


Linking phrases 
https://student.unsw.edu.au/transition-signals-writing  - List of various transition phrases used in writing 


References. Citations. Paraphrasing
https://student.unsw.edu.au/paraphrasing-summarising-and-quoting - The resource explains the differences between paraphrasing, summarizing and quoting 

https://student.unsw.edu.au/introducing-quotations-and-paraphrases - Phrasebank for quoting and paraphrasing

http://writing.utoronto.ca/advice/english-as-a-second-language/referring-to-sources  - Making references 

http://www.citationmachine.net/ - The program converts into APA, MLA, Chicago styles


Grammar
http://writing.utoronto.ca/advice/english-as-a-second-language  - The resource dwells on the most problematic grammar issues, such as articles, gerunds and infinitives, subject-verb agreement 

https://www.grammarly.com/handbook/ -  A handy resource to check grammar, punctuation, mechanics and basics of writing 


Punctuation 
https://student.unsw.edu.au/punctuation-guide - The resource explains how every punctuation mark is used 


Exercises on writing and language  
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/exercises/ 

 
Journal selection
Web of Science 
- Information for researchers in Russian http://wokinfo.com/russian/researchers/ 
- Looking for a journal in  Web of Science http://wokinfo.com//media/pdf/russia_wos_jcr_search.pdf
- Video lessons https://www.youtube.com/user/WOKtrainingsRussian 


Publication ethics 
http://publicationethics.org/