In-Text Citations and Bibliographies in Academic Papers

Hey folks, this time around we’re discussing how to write in-text citations and bibliographies in academic papers. I’m going to talk about style guides,  formats for different types of manuscripts, in-text citations, and bibliographies.  TL;DR: Purdue OWL is my best friend when it comes to writing in-text citations and bibliographies. Style Guides Multiple style guidesContinue reading “In-Text Citations and Bibliographies in Academic Papers”

14 Tips to Revise Your Academic Paper

Over the last few weeks, I’ve covered how to structure and style academic papers, as well as how to write in-text citations and bibliographies in academic papers. This week, I’m covering how to revise or proofread your academic paper. I have 14 tips to offer you from my own writing and editing experience.  TIP 1:Continue reading “14 Tips to Revise Your Academic Paper”

How to Overcome Writer’s Block

Facebook writing groups are solid resources for aspiring and successful writers. One question that comes up on almost every day, on every single group I’m a part of is how to overcome writer’s block. So I scoured these groups for advice and here are some ways to overcome writer’s block.  I personally use the PomodoroContinue reading “How to Overcome Writer’s Block”

Who to ask for feedback on your statement of purpose (SOP)

Many of us avoid sharing our statement of purpose (SOP) in fear that what we’ve produced is cringe-worthy and embarrassing, and ultimately that we are total failures and won’t amount to anything, never mind be admitted to graduate school. The truth is that for many of us, sharing our writing is a scary, uncomfortable, andContinue reading “Who to ask for feedback on your statement of purpose (SOP)”

How early should I start writing my graduate school statement of purpose (SOP)?

Writing a successful grad school statement of purpose (SOP) is an important piece of your graduate school application. After all, it shows [repeat stuff from home page]. Thus, one question that frequently comes up from prospective graduate students is when to start writing their SOP. In truth, it really depends on your writing style. IfContinue reading “How early should I start writing my graduate school statement of purpose (SOP)?”

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