Writing

Concrete Tips for Writing Abstracts

As a graduate student, you’ll quickly become familiar with the informative abstract, an integral component of many of the things you’ll write in your academic career—journal articles, research grants, theses and disse

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Learning to Write

Building Good Writing Skills

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Writing about Yourself

The topic about which you may know most may be the hardest one about which to write: yourself. The biggest hurdle to overcome is the nagging, uncomfortable feeling that saying nice things about yourself somehow oversteps the bounds of humility.

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Mistakes to Avoid when Writing a Research Article

In many disciplines, publishing is an important part of being a graduate student. Students who go on to secure tenure track faculty positions find that publishing is a vital part of achieving tenure.

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Things You Already Know (But it Can’t Hurt to Review)

A lot vs. Alot
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Choosing a Research Topic

The first step to completing a research paper is finding the right topic. But sometimes that can also be the most difficult step. We gathered a few hints to help you in finding and developing a good research topic.

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Writing Tips from the Masters

Professionals, whether in academia or industry, often live or die by the pen.

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Quick Tips on Writing with Statistics

Never calculate or use a statistical procedure you don’t fully understand. If you need a statistical procedure, and you don’t understand it, then you need to consult someone or learn how to do it properly.

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Revision vs. Editing

No matter what you are writing, after you’ve finished your rough draft, you’re ready to begin the revision and editing process to tighten and clean up the manuscript. But do you understand the distinction between the two tasks?

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Twitter Citations in Academic Writing

The Modern Language Association recently recognized that a writer’s best original source for information sometimes may come from Twitter updates.

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Academic Integrity

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