Writing Advice

GLS Essay Format

This is the default essay format for GLS papers.  But always consult with your teacher about his or her preferred paper format. 

Research & Citation Resources

Because our program is interdisciplinary, you should use the documentation format most appropriate for the text you are writing (e.g., MLA for humanities; APA for social science; Chicago for history).  Typically, you will use the same format as that used by most of the sources you cite.  But always consult your teacher about his or her preferred documentation format. Document carefully to avoid any hint of plagiarism.

Academic Writing Resources

Kent Wicker's advice on graduate-level writing comprises two parts: the first focuses on what makes for a good essay; the second focuses more on sentence-level issues.   

Not all college writing websites are geared toward graduate-level interdisciplinary work, but some still can offer a lot to the graduate-level writer.   Some of the better sites are:

Analysis, Argumentation & Rhetoric Resources

Grammar Resources