piles of research articles and books
"Where the magic happens" by David Mulder | CC BY-SA 2.0

Tues., February 11, 2020

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.
paper and keyboard
"Keyboard and blank paper" by Mary Cullen | CC BY 2.0

Tues., Oct. 29, 2019

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.
Photo of caliper pen on dark gray background
"Messograf Pen Calipers" by Adafruit Industries | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tues., September 20, 2016

Dr. Lombardo shares his best advice for successful and clear scientific writing.
a marathon runner checks her watch
"Female Time Checker 1" by Anthony Catalano | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tues., March 10, 2015

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.
Recommended edits on an article draft
"2008-01-26 (Editing a paper) - 18" by Nic McPhee | CC BY-SA 2.0

Tues., Feb. 17, 2015; by Adrian Lara

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.
person hiding behind a mirror

"reflections (A)" by Camil Tulcan | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tue., Nov. 25, 2014

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.

Tues., Oct. 28, 2014

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.
Square peg, round hole
Square Peg by Simon Greig

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

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…
"Writing" by dotmatchbox | flickr

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

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!

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.