Resources for Graduate Students
You are also welcome to visit our UWC Library, which contains books on discipline-specific writing styles, dissertation writing, and other topics relevant to writing in graduate school. Our books cannot be checked out, but you are welcome to stay and read them.
Popular Handouts for Grad Writers
Learn how to create a work schedule planning backwards from the deadline.
How to Prepare for the PhD Defense
Top ten tips for preparing for the defense across disciplines.
Overview of tools and apps to help organize and manage your research.
Writing a Literature Review
Conventions and expectations of literature reviews across disciplines.
Giving and Seeking Feedback
Tips for exchanging effective feedback on your students’ or colleagues’ work.
Personal Writing Inventory
Take stock of your writing process and identify ways to improve it.
Learn how to assess the organizational soundness of your writing.
Hire an Editor
While the UWC does not provide editing services, here are tips on hiring a freelance editor.
Reading Model Introductions
Learn the rhetorical moves of academic introductions.
Starting a Writing Group
Tips on how to start a writing group of your own!
Writing Log Template
Keep track of your progress on your writing projects.
Presentations for Grad Writers
Presentations developed specifically for graduate students include Transitioning from College to Graduate Writing and The Dissertation Genre and Professional Writing Habits.
Resources by Genre & Discipline
Prose Style (handout)
Janine Carlock et al., The ESL Writer’s Handbook (2010)
Nigel Caplan, Grammar Choices for Graduate and Professional Writers (2012)
UT Support by Discipline