Resources

Books on Scholarly Writing 

General Academic Writing Advice

Stylish Academic Writing by Helen Sword

How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing by Paul Silvia

Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success by Wendy Belcher 

Tailored for Graduate Students

Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Skills by John Swales and Christine Feak 

Demystifying Dissertation Writing: A Streamlined Process from Choice of Topic to Final Text by Peg Boyle Single and Richard Reis

 

Resources by Topic 

Writing Research Articles for Publication

Science magazine's collection of articles on How to Get Your Research Published 

"3 Steps to Consider When Crafting an Article Introduction": a summary of a webinar given by Meagan Kittle Autry for Text and Academic Author's Association

"Concluding the Journal Article" by Pat Thomson

"Signposting Your Journal Articles and Chapters" by Pat Thomson

Writing a Thesis or Dissertation

"Demystifying the Dissertation" series in Inside Higher Ed by Peg Boyle Single: a helpful series on strategies for writing

Writing Thesis or Dissertation Proposals by the Penn State Writing Center [PDF]: a practical guide to the sections and requirements of your proposals

Writing or Presenting a Thesis or Dissertation by Joseph Levine: a short online book with advice for all stages of the thesis or dissertation process

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Four basic premises of writing: clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity. ~ William Zinsser