Writing Resources

Writing Resources

Academic Writing

Publishing

International Students

Academic Writing

The Purdue Owl. Purdue University: an excellent overview of academic writing, research and reference citations: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/1/2/.

Brief guides to writing history, psychology, English and philosophy papers. Harvard College: Writing Center, http://writingcenter.fas.harvard.edu/pages/brief-guides-writing-disciplines

Harvard Writing Project. Guides to writing in art history, psychology, social anthropology, East Asian studies, the life sciences, performance studies, religious studies, economics and more,
http://writingproject.fas.harvard.edu/pages/disciplinary-writing-guides

Guide to the ALM (Master’s in Liberal Arts) Thesis, Harvard University Extension School,
http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/docs/icb.topic1114851.files/Guide%20to%20the%20ALM%20Thesis-%207th%20Ed.pdf

The Thesis Writing Process. Dianne Prost O’Leary, 2009, Univ. of Maryland, Computer Science Dept., www.cs.umd.edu/~oleary/gradstudy/node10.html

Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis. Joan Bolker, 1998.

Essay Writing

Essay Writing, The Purdue Owl, https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/685/01/

Writing Thesis Statements, Tips and Examples, The Purdue Owl
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/545/01/

Strategies for Essay Writing, Harvard Writing Center,
http://writingcenter.fas.harvard.edu/pages/strategies-essay-writing

Summarizing, Paraphrasing and Quoting, Harvard Writing Center,
http://usingsources.fas.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k70847&pageid=icb.page350378

Thesis Statements, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Writing Center,
http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/thesis-statements/

What Is a Thesis Statement? University of Wisconsin Writing Center, Writer’s Handbook,
https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/thesis_def.html

Writing Tips: Thesis Statements, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Center for Writing Studies, www.cws.illinois.edu/workshop/writers/tips/thesis/

Writing Introductions: 10 Options for non-scientific papers and essays, from MIT Comparative Media Studies: http://cmsw.mit.edu/writing-and-communication-center/resources/writers/introduction-strategies

Writing Conclusions: MIT Writing Center:
http://cmsw.mit.edu/writing-and-communication-center/resources/writers/conclusion-strategies/

References, Citations and Bibliographies

image007Harvard Guide to Using Sources
http://usingsources.fas.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do

Overview of APA, MLA style guides:
http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k70847&pageid=icb.page363223

Turabian Quick Guide (from Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 8th ed.) (based on CMS style):
www.press.uchicago.edu/books/turabian/turabian_citationguide.html

The Chicago Manual (CMS) of Style Quick Guide, 16th edition, 2007.
CMS Quick Guide: www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

The Purdue Owl citation guides for the APA, MLA and CMS, https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/,

A chart comparing MLA, APA and CMS style guides, Purdue Owl https://owl.english.purdue.edu/media/pdf/20110928111055_949.pdf,

Sample paper in APA (6th ed) style: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/media/pdf/20090212013008_560.pdf

MLA (Modern Language Association) style guide
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/media/pdf/20090701095636_747.pdf

CSE (Council of Science Editors) guide, The Writing Center, Univ. of Wisconsin @ Madison https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/DocCSE.html

Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. 7th ed., 2006.

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) style,
http://www.ieee.org/portal/cms_docs/pubs/transactions/auinfo03.pdf

EU Inter-institutional Style Guide,
http://publications.europa.eu/code/en/en-000100.htm

United Nations terminology database, http://untermportal.un.org/portal/welcome

The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information. 3rd ed., Coghill & Garson, eds., 2006.

Linguistics: Language Style Sheet. Linguistic Society of America, 2008, http://www.linguisticsociety.org/sites/default/files/LANGUAGE_journal_style_sheet.pdf

AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors. 10th ed. Cheryl Iverson, et al., 2007.

American Institute of Physics. AIP Style Manual. 5th ed., 1997.

AIP Style Manual, 4th ed. 1990, http://kmh-lanl.hansonhub.com/AIP_Style_4thed.pdf

Style Manual for Political Science. 2nd rev, Amer. Political Science Assn., 2006.
Quick Guide: http://depts.washington.edu/pswrite/cite.html

American Sociological Association. ASA Style Guide. 3rd ed., 2007.

Which Style Guide to Use: https://www.thebalance.com/which-style-guide-should-i-use-1360722

 Plagiarism

Harvard Guide to Using Sources: What Constitutes Plagiarism?
http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k70847&pageid=icb.page342054

Avoiding Plagiarism, http://usingsources.fas.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k70847&tabgroupid=icb.tabgroup106849
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/930/01/
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/01/

The Purdue Owl: Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/563/1/

Language Bias

Stereotypes and Biased Language. owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/608/05/

Guidelines for Gender-Fair Use of Language, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE),
www.ncte.org/positions/statements/genderfairuseoflang

AP drops ‘illegal immigrant’ from Stylebook, Rachel Weiner, Washington Post, April 2, 2013,
www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2013/04/02/ap-drops-illegal-immigrant-from-stylebook/

Writer’s Block

image007Overcoming Writer’s Block, Penn State Writing Center,
http://pwr.la.psu.edu/resources/graduate-writing-center/handouts/handouts-1/Overcoming%20Writers%20Block%20Fall%202010.pdf

The Midnight Disease: The Drive to Write, Writer’s Block, and the Creative Brain, Alice W. Flaherty, 2004.

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles. Steven Pressfield, 2012.

Online Support Groups for Academic Writers

The Academic Writing Club ($$ fee-based), http://academicwritingclub.com/

Starting a Dissertation Writing Group (In a Writing Center), July 27, 2010, Billie Hara, Chronicle of Higher Education,
http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/starting-a-dissertation-writing-group-in-a-writing-center/25794

General Writing

The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century, Stephen S. Pinker, 2014.

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction, 1980, William Zinsser: https://archive.org/details/OnWritingWell
or
www.brynmawr.edu/math/people/anmyers/ESem/on-writing-well.pdf

The Elements of Style, William Strunk and E.B. White, 4th edition, 2000 (online, 1st edition)
http://www.bartleby.com/141/

Meet the Man Who Can Taste Words, Marissa Fessenden, Feb 24, 2015,
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/meet-man-who-can-taste-words-180954397/#xrLxLkHF6DHP7XFE.99

A Fear of Metaphors, On Language, Donald Hall, July 7, 1985
www.nytimes.com/1985/07/14/magazine/on-language-a-fear-of-metaphors.html

Language Bias

Stereotypes and Biased Language. owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/608/05/

Guidelines for Gender-Fair Use of Language, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE),
www.ncte.org/positions/statements/genderfairuseoflang

AP drops ‘illegal immigrant’ from Stylebook, Rachel Weiner, Washington Post, April 2, 2013,
www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2013/04/02/ap-drops-illegal-immigrant-from-stylebook/

Publishing

Business & Management Writing for Journals

10 Tips for Getting Published in the Top Entrepreneurship Journals, Mike Wright & Alain Fayolle, February 10, 2014, EE Elgar Blog
http://elgarblog.com/2014/02/10/10-tips-for-getting-published-in-the-top-entrepreneurship-journals-by-mike-wright-and-alain-fayolle/

How to Get Published in the Best Entrepreneurship Journals: A Guide to Steer Your Academic Career, Alain Fayolle & Mike Wright, 2014.

Writing Nonempirical Articles for Journal of Management: General Thoughts and Suggestions, Russell Cropanzanom, Journal of Management 35(6) 1304–1311, 2009, http://jom.sagepub.com/content/35/6/1304.full.pdf+html

Top 50 Business & Management Journals ranked by The Financial Times:
www.ft.com/content/3405a512-5cbb-11e1-8f1f-00144feabdc0

Science Writing

Steven Pinker: Writing Well, A Scientist’s Take on Style, WBUR Radio interview,
http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/10/02/writing-science-pinker

The Structure, Format, Content, and Style of a Journal-Style Scientific Paper,
Department of Biology, Bates College, Lewiston, ME
http://abacus.bates.edu/~ganderso/biology/resources/writing/HTWsections.html#sections

Writing a Scientific Research Article, Columbia University Biological Sciences,
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/biology/ug/research/paper.html

The Science Writers’ Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish, and Prosper in the Digital Age, Hayden & Nijhuis, eds, 2013.

Writing Science in Plain English, Anne Greene, 2013.

Writing Science: How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get Funded. Joshua Schimel, 2011.

The Craft of Scientific Communication. Joseph Harmon & Alan Gross, 2010.

Writing Up Qualitative Research. Harry F. Wolcott, 2009.

Ideas into Words: Mastering the Craft of Science Writing. Elise Hancock, 2003.

The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science. Scott Montgomery, 2002.

Publishing in AMJ: Tips from the Editors, 2015 Academy of Management Professional Development Workshop, Gerry George, http://aom.org/uploadedFiles/Publications/AMJ/AMJ%20PDW%20GG%202015.pdf

Publishing in AMJ: From The Editors: Part 1: Topic Choice, 2011, Vol. 54, No. 3,
http://aom.org/uploadedFiles/Publications/AMJ/FTE-TopicChoice.pdf

Author Resources: Academy of Management Journal,
http://aom.org/Publications/AMJ/Author-Resources.aspx

West Meets East: New Concepts and Theories, Barkema, Chen, George, Luo, Tsui, Academy of Management Journal, 2015, Vol. 58, No. 2, http://aom.org/uploadedFiles/Publications/AMJ/April%202015_SRF_Intro.pdf

Copyright and Fair Use

Cornell University Legal Information Institute: https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/copyright

Purdue Owl, Strategies for Fair Use: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/731/1/
.edu/owl/resource/731/1/

International Students

Cultural Perspectives

International Student Experience [in the USA], Parts 1-5, Columbia Business School Orientation, video, 2008: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPfB6GIjM9Q

Born Again in a Second Language, Costica Bradatan, New York Times, August 4, 2013: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/04/born-again-in-a-second-language/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

We No Speak Americano — Understanding International Students’ Writing, Nick Hawthorne’s Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7pYB6W049I

Writing in English

Succeeding as an International Student in the United States and Canada, Charles Lipson, 2008.

ESL (English as a Second Language), Grammar Exercises & Explanations,
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/exercises/2/

Writing for a US/Canadian Audience
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/984/02/

Tips for Writing in North American Colleges — The Basics:
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/683/01/

Academic Writing for Graduate Students: A Course for Nonnative Speakers of English, 3rd ed., John M. Swales & Christine B. Feak, 2012.