If you’re studying social sciences in the broadest sense (perhaps in FoM&L, FoHS or in School of Media in FoE&I, as well as FoSS), I’d recommend reading the following resource….
This resource is excellent if you just want to brush up on the basics of constructing critical academic writing. http://ask164.wix.com/askwritingseries.
Keith Punch Developing Effective Research Proposals. Patrick Dunleavy Authoring a PhD. Estelle Phillips How to Get a PhD. Harris Cooper Synthesizing Research: A Guide for Literature Reviews.
This is available to doctoral candidates who have English as an Additional Language, as well as native speakers who want to brush up their basic grammar or develop better composition….