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Writing Process

In the past, I have written many papers of similar magnitude for purposes varying from competing for an award to a research paper. However, this is the first time I have written a paper of this magnitude with the purpose of informing and persuading the everyday citizen, or college student of something which they should […] Continue reading

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The Path to Online Voting

I’ve only recently begun working on my paper, but it has proved to be much more interesting than I originally anticipated. Online voting is such a relevant and current issue, as it very well could be widely instituted in the near future, and it has such large implications. It is basically a distillation of the […] Continue reading

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Note Taking and the Writing Process

Historians take a lot of notes. I discovered my love of note taking while reading Tolkien. The detailed lists, genealogies and summaries I created as a child are still with me. I experimented with different forms of note taking back … Continue reading Continue reading

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Greetings

A new academic year brings new and retuning staff to the Writing Studio. I am a new writing consultant and have joined Megan as a contributor to this blog. My name is William Fernandez Hardin and I am a Ph.D. … Continue reading Continue reading

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Writing a Dissertation Proposal: Where do I Fit?

As with many of our posts, some of the specifics of the topic might differ in your field. So, be sure to look at previous examples from your area. In general, a dissertation proposal will give your adviser and committee the gist … Continue reading Continue reading

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Getting Over the Mid-Dissertation Slump

So there I was: it was the third week of December, and I had one more chapter to write to complete my second dissertation draft (instead of writing and revising one chapter at a time, I wrote complete and subsequent … Continue reading Continue reading

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Going to Conferences Part I: The Paper

This post is the second installment of a three-part series on conferences. On Thursday, we talked about submitting abstracts, and today we’ll talk about your presentation. Conferences are great places to meet other scholars and learn cool new stuff. More … Continue reading Continue reading

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Dissertation Coaches and Writing Groups

Dissertation Coaches and Writing Groups For many of us the dissertation process can be very daunting and lead to long periods of stagnation and frustration.  Several of my colleagues have found ways of combating this by working with others.  Two … Continue reading Continue reading

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Turning Your Dissertation Chapter Into an Article

I’ve heard time and time again how important it is to “get published” before going on the job market.  But, honestly, it’s kind of scary to submit parts of your dissertation-in-progress with the possibility of its repeated (and sometimes unexplained) … Continue reading Continue reading

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How to Write: Finding Space II, The Physicality of Writing

The Physicality of Writing: It’s important to keep in mind how physical aspects can affect (or inhibit) your writing. Here are some important things to keep in mind: Lighting: Be sure you have plenty of light to avoid eye strain … Continue reading Continue reading

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