Writing and Research Tips
Formatting Friday: Putting Tables into your Dissertation
25th August 2022Visual aids like tables and figures can provide the reader with necessary information quickly and clearly, but if you have too many unnecessary tables or figures, they can interrupt the flow of the paper and become an annoying distraction to the reader.
Selecting Your Dissertation Committee
25th August 2022Choosing your dissertation or thesis committee is perhaps one of the most difficult but important decisions you will have to make as a graduate student.
Acing Your Dissertation Defense
25th August 2022After you turn in your dissertation, you will have a defense. The actual format can vary among disciplines and schools, but, in general, it’s a one to two hour event in which you “defend” your work, answer questions, or present your findings to your committee and colleagues.
National Grammar Day
25th August 2022Did you know that today is the only day of the year that is also a complete sentence? March Fo(u)rth! It’s only fitting, then, that today is also National Grammar Day.
The Importance of Fact-Checking and Understanding Your Research
25th August 2022Recently, the author Naomi Wolf learned – on-air, no less – that a major premise of her book is based on a misunderstanding.
How to Beat Back-to-School Nerves
25th August 2022If you’ve been in any store lately, you know it’s just around the corner: back-to-school time! You can’t escape the school sales, kids stocking up on clothing and school supplies, and that oh-so-familiar smell of new notebooks, paper, and the memory of the thrill of choosing just the right backpack and lunch box.
Writing 1000 Words a Day (or 750, or 500...)
25th August 2022Did our blog headline get your attention? Great! We thought it would. Too good to be true, you might be asking? Nope.
Submitting Your Dissertation or Thesis to ProQuest
25th August 2022After your final revisions are complete, your manuscript has been edited, and you are completely finished with your thesis or dissertation, you’ll upload your manuscript to ProQuest.
Developing a Persuasive Scholarly Writing Style
20th January 2021
At the beginning of the thesis writing process, many students have yet to develop an academic writing style.