English for Research Purposes contains online resources used to develop competence in written English communication in the various research registers used in academic disciplines (i.e. for theses, research papers and articles).

The papers contained in this section were written to assist my master’s and doctoral students to write clearly about their research projects, and also, I hope, to stimulate debate and argument (the term “thesis” means argument).


English for Research Purposes is the online component of a course designed to develop the competences needed to write clear, correct English for research reports (including theses) and journal articles.