The CSU Writing Center offers you two types of assistance: individualized tutoring and the resources outlined below. A writing consultant can speed up the process of writing. Below are book references and some web links that may assist you with various aspects of writing in graduate school. If you would like to discuss any of these resources, please dial extension 6982
BEGINNING A THESIS
- The best book on writing a book proposal is Thinking Like Your Editor by Susan Rabiner. Very clearly written, this book will help you distill a great deal of research into a clear, focused proposal.
- Many books exist on writing theses and dissertations. One you might consider is Theses and Dissertations: A Guide to Planning, Researching, and Writing by R. Murray Thomas and Dale L. Brubaker, published by Bergin & Garvey in 2000 in Westport , Connecticut.
- Prof. Rachel Carnell of the English Department offers these suggestions
for those of you writing a Master's thesis:
- Reflection techniques for your best sources:
Sitting with Sources
- Writing a Review of Literature
- How to Finish a Writing Project
Dissertation/Thesis Boot Camp
The Graduate Resource Center and the Writing Center invite graduate students to attend a Dissertation/Thesis Boot Camp from Thursday February 8, 2018, through Monday February 12, 2018.
Students will receive workshops and individual tutorials on writing and organizing (we will also raffle off available library carrels for that time period). Everyone needs support on writing, so if you are interested, please contact: EngagedGrad@csuohio.edu or 216.687.5013
Questions can also be sent to the Director, Mary McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule so far:
- Thursday Feb. 8, 2017- Workshop 10:30-11:30 (LCLC Back in the Library) or 6-7 in RT 401 (Library)
- Friday Feb. 9, 2017- Workshop 10:30-11:30 (LCLC Back in the LIbrary)
- Monday Feb. 12, 2017- Workshop 10:30-11:30 (RT 401)
Please note:These workshops will be available online closer to the dates above. We hope students will be successful in finishing their writing!
WRITING A PERSONAL STATEMENT FOR GRADUATE SCHOOL
- Helpful techniques for writing a personal statement:
SPECIAL TYPES OF ASSIGNMENTS
- A description of a research proposal and annotated bibliography:
- A description of a researched position paper
- A description of a segmented report
COMMON WRITING ISSUES
- Some common false ideas regarding plagiarism
- A Plagiarism Quiz to consider various facets of paraphrasing
- Plagiarism Quiz
- Changing your language from informal to formal
- Grammar Web Exercises (in case you need to find some grammatical point)
- The Best APA Style Sheet Handout
- The Best MLA Style Sheet Handout
- Cleveland State UniversityLibrary
- Cleveland Public Library
- Case Western Reserve University Libraries
Some Full Text Resources
- American PoetryDatabase (APD)
- Books On-line(CMU)
- Electronic Text Center at the U. of Virginia