• Chris Sowton

Book Publication: 50 Steps to Improving your Academic Writing

Updated: Sep 18, 2019

  • “…an extremely informative book …a sound investment for any student who wants to improve their academic writing in English.” - EAP Foundation.com, April 2014

  • "The author has attempted to put everything about writing academically into one, comprehensive volume and has done a sterling job." - Peter Fullagar for English Teaching Professional, Issue 88, September 2013

  • "Overall, I think this is a fantastic book and I recommend it to everyone who teaches IELTS, academic English or essay writing." - Sandee Thompson for IATEFL Voices, Issue 238, May-June 2014


50 Steps to Improving Your Academic Writing addresses the challenges facing every student beginning a program of academic study. This comprehensive guide

gives you everything you need to write well-constructed academic essays. It is packed full of information that is critical to attaining better marks, including:

  • How to apply critical thinking skills

  • How to strengthen your arguments

  • How to include paper referencing

  • How to avoid plagiarism

50 Steps has been developed to mirror best practice in academic essay writing: researching, planning, writing and then proofreading an essay. Multiple entry points allow you either to work through the book in chronological order or to dip in and out depending on your needs.


The book contains a detailed answer key, a full glossary of terms, plus comprehensive reference material that provides study templates and useful hyperlinks, as well as additional examples and information about academic writing.

©2019 by Chris Sowton