Writing

Setting Writing Goals

a marathon runner checks her watch
"Female Time Checker 1" by Anthony Catalano | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Making progress on your big writing projects is like running a marathon—finishing well takes strategy and stamina. Set writing goals help you pace yourself and finish well.
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Professional Development

Writing during Graduate School

Recommended edits on an article draft
"2008-01-26 (Editing a paper) - 18" by Nic McPhee | CC BY-SA 2.0
You’re guaranteed a large amount of writing during grad school, including class project reports, conference papers, journal articles, and funding proposals. Here's an introduction to getting started.
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Dealing with Peer Review

person hiding behind a mirror
"reflections (A)" by Camil Tulcan | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
After you've received peer reviewers' comments, how do you move forward with your article? Here's how to stay objective and improve your article using the feedback.
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Publishing

How to Write a Journal Abstract

A good draft of an abstract guides you through an article’s conception, the writing process, and edits. Here's how to make the most of your abstract.
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Writing for Publication: Finding the Right Journal

Square peg, round hole
Square Peg by Simon Greig
Like an athlete who trains for months to prepare for competition, you have to prepare to publish. Think about your work in terms of publishable results, begin writing early in the research process, and write often…
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Create Your Own Dissertation Writing Boot Camp

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"Writing" by dotmatchbox | flickr
Apply the same techniques we teach in the Dissertation Writing Boot Camp to tackle your own writing project. Find out how to make writing a priority and get your large writing projects done!
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Use Definite, Specific, Concrete Language

William Strunk and E.B. White promote the use of specific, definite, and concrete language over the general, vague, and abstract. Academic prose doesn’t need to be general, vague, or abstract. With a little practice and a good editorial eye, you can engage your reader with added detail.
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Using the Active Voice

In scholarly writing, the scholar often disappears behind the words.

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Funding Your Dissertation

Whether you’re looking for a few extra dollars to fund research or a larger fellowship that will pay for a year or two of focused work on your dissertation, a research grant can be just the ticket for finishing your dissertation and launching your

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Using Commas Correctly: Punctuating with Confidence

Correct comma usage is an art, not a science. Writers will sometimes disagree on when to use a comma or omit one; to help you as you write, here are a few general rules for using commas.

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