Helpful Writing Resources
(Access is restricted to DI 2021 participants)
Writing Tips and Tricks
From faculty at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago, writing tips for PhD students.
This comprehensive guide from Michigan State’s Dr. S. Joseph Levine offers both practical and comforting advice to make the process of writing a dissertation—from preparing to write the proposal to write the dissertation itself to handling the defense—more manageable.
The Academic Writing Checklist is a great resource to use for reflection and to challenge students to engage in metacognitive processes around their academic writing.
How to Organize Your Thesis by professor John W. Chinneck at Carleton University (Ottawa) offers a basic outline for a dissertation but helps writers conceptualize the project of a dissertation in the first place.
Time Management Resources
The Dissertation Calculator is an online tool from the University of Minnesota that gives actionable tasks based on a specific calendar date goal input.
The 14 Day Writing Challenge from the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity provides a great opportunity to kick-start your writing habits and be accountable to others online.
What’s A Scholarly Workflow and Why Do I Want One? This blog entry offers suggestions about how to manage and process all of the information scholars acquire.
Grammar and Formating
Grammarly is a writing assistant app (free and paid versions) that can check your work for grammar, spelling, and tense mistakes. This service can check emails, Google Docs, Word, etc.