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Graduate Writing Center Location
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, and dissertations, for example — 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). These include 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.
Writing a Specific Genre
Writing in the Academic Disciplines
Writing in the Professions
Polishing Your Language
Writing Resources for TAs and Instructors
The drop-down menus below feature some additional resources, sorted by topic, that are not purely about writing but related to graduate school. (To suggest a resource or report a broken link, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
These journal articles present empirical research on the behaviors associated with productive writing.