Category Archives: Writing Tips

Best Practices for Group Writing

Writing with a group can be challenging. How do you create a document or project that takes into account everyone’s ideas, reconciles what could be different “writerly voices,” and evenly distributes the work of researching, drafting, and editing? Though there are … Continue reading

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Writing the Literature Review

Writing the Literature Review (LR) can take different paths, but strong LRs show the reader from what previous knowledge the research questions emerge, what current scholars have found related to your RQ, and how existing literature informs the theoretical framework … Continue reading

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Starting the Literature Review

Here is a handy infographic on how to start the literature review research process. Recommended Sources USC Library Guide. The literature review. Organizing your social sciences research paper. http://libguides.usc.edu/writingguide/literaturereview Feak, C. & J. Swales. (2012). Telling a Research Story: Writing a Literature … Continue reading

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Missing info for your APA reference? Here’s a guide for what to do!

Not sure who wrote the report you found on a government website or corporate webpage? Missing dates of publication or other important information? Here’s a guide to adapting the information you do have to APA citation style from the APA Style … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block and Writing Anxiety

For many students, writing assignments and projects can be intimidating and frustrating. “Writer’s block” or “writing anxiety” are phrases typically used to describe one’s nervousness or pessimistic feeling about writing. As Keith Hjortshoj (2001) finds, writing blocks and writing anxieties … Continue reading

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What is APA Style?

For students in the School of Communication, the standard writing and citation style  guidelines are found in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association–generally referred to as APA style. The manual is currently in its sixth edition, and it … Continue reading

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