Writing and Research Tips
NaNoWriMo and Academic Writing
5th November 2021
NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, started in 1999 as a challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days in November.
They As a Singular Pronoun
13th October 2020Growing up, many of us were often chastised or corrected for using the word “they” as a singular pronoun.
October is National Book Month!
1st October 2020I bet you didn’t know that October was National Book Month, did you? The National Book Foundation established the first National Book Month in 2003.
Benefits of Joining a Virtual Writing Group
18th August 2020Writing groups have always been helpful, and, especially in graduate school, they’re often done in-person.
World Poetry Day is Tomorrow!
20th March 2020Tomorrow is World Poetry Day! Why world poetry day? Poetry is universal, it crosses cultures and generations and reminds us of our shared humanity.
National Grammar Day!
4th March 2020March 4th! It’s the only day of the year that is also a complete sentence (march forth!). It’s also National Grammar Day.
Books to Read for Black History Month
11th February 2020February is Black History Month. This originated as “Negro History Week,” which historian Carter G.
Academic Writing Tips: How to Declutter Your Writing
17th September 2019It’s important to get words down on the page. Without it, you don’t have a thesis or dissertation.
Writing 1000 Words a Day (or 750, or 500...)
10th September 2019Did our blog headline get your attention? Great! We thought it would. Too good to be true, you might be asking? Nope.
Classics that Are Perfect for Summer
6th August 2019We’ve written posts before about how important it is to read widely, and if you read interviews with writers or talk to an established writer, at some point it’s likely that they’ll tell you that in order to write well, you need to read a lot.
Dissertation Writing Tips: Helpful Writing Software
27th November 2018We know that the best advice to get started with writing is just to write. But there are definitely tools that help make the process less arduous (see our favorite books about writing here).
How to Utilize National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), Even for Your Dissertation!
1st November 2018It’s November, and it’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Although it was developed for people writing novels, many people use it to write nonfiction.
How to Beat Writer's Block
25th September 2018Ah, the dreaded writer’s block. It happens to all of us at some point. Whether you’re working on a book, a paper, your dissertation, or a work project, sometimes you just get stuck.
Dissertation Writing Tips: How to Paraphrase
6th September 2018Avoiding plagiarism is a central focus when you’re writing your dissertation, and part of that involves paraphrasing the research you read.
How to Make the Most out of Your Graduate School Experience
4th September 2018Graduate school is a unique experience and though it’s cliché, it really is what you make of it. Whether you’re attending an in-person program, low-residency program, or completely online program, it’s important to make the most of it, no matter what that might look like for you.
Motivational Quotes to Help Fuel your Writing
19th June 2018
There’s no doubt about it, writing can be hard. Often we just need a little extra motivation to jump start our creativity or give us a push to help get us over the latest hurdle.