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Research & Writing

Research & Writing

You've completed all of your courses and requirements, and are ready to start writing. However, the transition from coursework to research and writing can feel sudden; doing research and writing your dissertation can seem solitary with the rewards far in the future. 

Below you'll find a few resources to help you with the process from planning your prospectus to filing your completed dissertation.

 

Find an ALC Writing Partner

Looking for an ALC student to talk about writing or exchange your work? Use this page and poll (requires authentication). 

University Resources

The Gayle Morris Sweetland Center for Writing has a wealth of resources from coaching to workshops to help you, whatever stage of writing you are in. Learn about the many resources below: 

 

Useful Books

Check out these useful resources to help you plan your prospectus and dissertation, conduct your research, and develop a useful process and schedule for writing:  

The Craft of Research | Wayne Booth, Gregory Colomb, and Joseph Williams

The essential guide to refining a topic, using sources, and drafting and revising.

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The Elements of Academic Style: Writing for the Humanities | Eric Hayot

Everything you need to know about scholarly writing, from making effective paragraphs to handling jargon; both practical and funny.

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Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day | Joan Bolker

Sounds like a gimmick, but this is how to get your papers and dissertation done in a world of distractions.

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