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  • Writing Tips for PhD Students presents a 12-page paper on academic writing. This isn’t a quick read; however, contains helpful tips on structure. By John H. Cochrane.
  • Writing for Academic Journals presents tips on structure and common mistakes authors make. This 20-page document isn’t a quick read; however, it provides advice to advanced students. By Daryl J. Bem at Cornell University.
  • Research Proposals presents guidelines, sections to include, and common mistakes in proposals. By The University of Hawaii.
  • Dissertation Writing presents study skills and guided activities to aid in writing a dissertation. Ideal for students just beginning their work, and well as for students who are overwhelmed by the complexity of the dissertation process.
  • Grant Proposals presents 10 common mistakes in grant writing. By Pearson.
  • Publishing Advice for Graduate Students presents the hidden secrets behind publishing. By Thom Brooks.


  • Conference Abstracts presents tips on writing abstracts for conference submission. By Shai Halevia.
  • Introduction to Conference Abstract presents details of topics to include in an introduction and other information. By anonymous.
  • Journal Articles presents a list of questions to consider in writing an abstract. By The University of California, Berkeley.


  • The First Draft presents questions to address and approaches to writing your introduction to an article or paper. By Owl Online Writing Lab.
  • Dissertation Introduction provides questions to address in the first chapter of your dissertation. This information may also be helpful with other paper introductions. By

Literature Review/Background

  • Writing the Literature Review presents the purpose, audience, and questions to answer in a review. By The Library@saint Mary’s.
  • Literature Review Links presents links to universities around the world on writing literature reviews. This site requires a little time navigating. By Portland State University.


  • Qualitative Methods presents sections to include in your methods section. By The Research Room.

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Paper Format

  • APA Style presents answers to common questions on formating. By APA online.
  • Chicago Style presents answers to questions about developing a manuscript. By The Chicago Manual of Style Online.

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