Writing Resources

Let’s face it: writing in graduate school is radically different from writing in college. You not only have to write in entirely new genres—thesis proposals, conference abstracts, dissertations—but you are also expected to sound like an expert.

On this site, you’ll find annotated links to the best resources on the Web (and at UCLA)— resources on navigating the library, writing in your field, writing in specific genres, and staying motivated and productive as you embark on longer writing projects. We have resources on style, grammar, punctuation, usage, and citation. And if English is not your first language, we’ve included the best resources for you, too.

Conducting and Analyzing Research

Writing a Specific Genre

Writing in the Academic Disciplines

Writing in the Professions

Polishing Your Language

Citing Sources

Staying Motivated and Being Productive

Writing Resources for TAs and Instructors

To suggest a resource or report a broken link, email us at gwc@gsa.asucla.ucla.edu.