Academic Writing Essentialsis a great handbook on all the basic information students need to know when they are transitioning to being a student at UVic. It includes 6 free online writing tutorials. Available at the UVic bookstore for about $25.
Managing Your Thesis or Dissertation provides useful hints about writing a large-scale project, time management tips, and self-editing strategies. Available at the UVic bookstore and at other bookstores for about $35.