If you are planning to complete a thesis or dissertation, you will likely need to write a proposal for the project. When working on your proposal it's best to start early and always ask for advice when you need it.
Being a graduate student requires a lot of writing between theses, dissertations, classwork, and articles. Productive writers develop habits that allow them to accomplish all of this well and in a timely manner.
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…
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.