STEMskiller: Skill Set Map for Mentors of Early Career Researchers
Organizing a writing project
Academic writing is difficult, and there is no one method used for organizing writing projects. But the resources below provide specific advice for beginning a writing project, be it an article, project proposal, or dissertation.
Useful resources on Organizing a writing project:
Kornhaber, D. for the Writing Center at Harvard University. (2000). Outlining. https://writingcenter.fas.harvard.edu/pages/outlining
Describes the process of creating an outline, with a sample outline.
Vitae. (2021). Getting started on writing your thesis. https://www.vitae.ac.uk/doing-research/doing-a-doctorate/completing-your-doctorate/writing-and-submitting-your-doctoral-thesis/getting-started
Describes steps for beginning the process of writing a doctoral dissertation, including how to analyze other dissertations written in your field.
Tags: IPS; IA; IPS WC; IPS R; IPS IL; PSR ER; CompS
Peer Review: None
Table of contents:
- 1.2. Academic reading and writing
- 1.2.1. Preparing to write
- 18.104.22.168. Searching the literature
22.214.171.124. Analysis and synthesis
126.96.36.199. Critical reading
188.8.131.52. Critical thinking
184.108.40.206. Evaluating use and misuse of scientific information
220.127.116.11. Reading and interpreting graphs, plots, statistical data
- 1.2.3. Grant proposals
- 1.2.4. Corresponding with others
Author: Stephanie Krueger
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Last Updated: October 22, 2021