Writing Resources for Graduate Students

Developed for graduate students and faculty seeking best practices in preparation strategies for writing theses, dissertations, area papers, comprehensive exams, and other related projects required by their programs for graduation, a graduate student writing quality task force was formed spring 2014.  Below is information relating to discussions and activities planned by the task force.

Committee Members:  Dr. Jennifer Branscome, Dr. Heather Kelly, Dr. Fred Knowles, Dr. James LaPlant, Dr. Kathe Lowney, Dr. Pat Miller, Dr. David Nelson, Dr. Chere Peguesse, Ms. Teresa C. Williams

  

FALL 2017- GRADUATE TUTORS AT THE STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER

Phone: 229-333-7570 (SSC)

SSC Web: http://www.valdosta.edu/academics/student-success-center/

Office Location: Student Success Center or Online

Guidelines:

(1) Call or e-mail to schedule an appointment.

(2) Email an electronic copy of your paper at least 24 hours prior to your appointment (limit to 8 pages).

(3) On the day of your appointment, meet in the SSC or online as scheduled.

As always, students are encouraged to work with their advisors, professors, and committee members throughout the dissertation process, from start to finish.

The Writing Quality Task Force was formed to review best practices in preparation strategies for writing theses, dissertations, area papers, comprehensive exams, and other related projects required by their programs for graduation. The Task Force plans to develop similar events for different areas so please stay tuned.

LINKS FOR LEARNING...AND FUN!

The Challenges of Online Dissertation Programs (coming soon!)

The Paramedic Method (quick tips for writing/editing!) PDF Courtesy Dr. Pat Miller (ENGLISH)

Testimonial from ENGL 8300 - Special Topics Course Focusing on Writing/Editing PDF Courtesy Dr. Pat Miller (ENGLISH)

WORKING IN WORD (HEADERS, FOOTERS, PAGE BREAKS)  PAGE Numbering (a YouTube help video)

Thesis & Dissertation Information Pages  http://www.valdosta.edu/academics/graduate-school/thesis-and-dissertation-information.php

Writing APA Plagiarism First Year (PowerPoint) Courtesy Dr. Ellen Wiley (CLT) Contact gradschool@valdosta.edu for a copy!

Writing APA Plagiarism Second Year (PowerPoint)  Courtesy Dr. Ellen Wiley (CLT) Contact gradschool@valdosta.edu for a copy!

The IDEA Center - Writing Links  http://www.valdosta.edu/academics/idea-center/resource-links.php#writing

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) https://owl.english.purdue.edu/

The Vocabula Review - For Those Interested in Word and Language  http://www.vocabula.com/

"Why Academic Writing Stinks - and How to Fix It!" PDF (A Collection of Essays Edited by Steven Pinker)

"Word Crimes" by Weird Al Yankovic (YouTube, 2014)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc&noredirect=1