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General Writing Resources

  • Wilbers, S. (2000). Keys to great writing. Cincinnati, OH: Writer’s Digest Books.
  • Clark, R. P. (2006). Writing tools: 50 essential strategies for every writer. New York, NY: Little, Brown, and Company.
  • Kehrwald Cook, C. (1985). Line by line: How to edit your own writing. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
  • Strunk, W., & White, E. B. (1999). Elements of style (4th ed.) Essex, UK: Longman.
  • Plotnik, A. (2007). Spunk and bite. New York, NY: Random House.
  • Zinsser, W. (2006). On writing well: The classic guide to writing non-fiction. New York, NY: Harper Perennial.

Writing Effectiveness

  • Silvia, P. J. (2007). How to write a lot: A practical guide to productive academic writing. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Boice, R. (2000). Advice for new faculty members: Nihlis nimus. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
  • McGrail, M. R., Rickard, C. M., & Jones, R. (2006). Publish or perish: A systematic review of interventions to increase academic publishing rates. Higher Education Research & Development, 25(6), 19-35. doi: 10.1080/07294360500453053

Academic/Scientific Writing

  • Greene, A. E. (2013). Writing science in plain English. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
  • Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G., & Williams, J. M. (2008), The craft of research (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
  • Graff, G., & Birkenstein, C. (2012). They say, I say: The moves that matter in academic writing (2nd ed.). New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company.
  • Locke, L. F., Spirduso, W. W., & Silverman, S. J. (2014). Proposals that work: A guide for planning dissertations and grant proposals (6th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Hoffmann, A. H. (2010). Scientific writing and communication: Papers, proposals, and presentations. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Graduate Student Writing

  • Clark, I. L. (2007). Writing the successful thesis and dissertation: Entering the conversation. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
  • Bloomberg, L. D., & Volpe, M. (2012). Completing your qualitative dissertation: A road map from beginning to end (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Piantanida, M., & Garman, N. B. (2009). The qualitative dissertation: A guide for students and faculty (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
  • Lavelle, E., & Bushrow, K. (2007). Writing approaches of graduate students. Educational Psychology, 27(6), 807-822.
  • Boote, D. N., & Beile, P. (2005). Scholars before researchers: On the centrality of the dissertation literature review in research preparationEducational Research, 34(6), 3-15.
  • Maxwell, J. A. (2006). Literature reviews of, and for, educational research: A commentary on Boote and Beile's "Scholars before Researchers". Educational Research, 35(9), 28-31.
  • Randolph, J. A. (2009). Guide to writing the dissertation literature review. Practical Assessment, Research and Evaluation, 14(13). Available online. 


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