Prepare yourself for the high-level writing expected from doctoral students by going through each step below.


Be sure to also review the Preparing for Graduate Writing guide!

Step 1: Writing to Contribute to your Field of Study

Learn how to step into the space of writing as an expert by contributing to the current scholarship in your field of study:

       Entering the Scholarly Conversation

Step 2: Researching & Writing a Literature Review

Learn best practices for researching and writing your literature review:

Step 3: Writing the Dissertation or Applied Doctoral Project (ADP)

This resource describes the dissertation and applied doctoral project, how they are organized, and information of editing both:

Step 4: Editing & Polishing your Scholarly Work

This resource helps you to revise, edit, and polish your writing to meet scholarly writing  expectations:

       Scholarly Writing Guidelines