Located in the Main Campus library, the Writing Commons serves all Kent students at all levels and from any campus. Virtual appointments are available. Writing Commons tutors are available to help you understand your assignments and coach you in strategies for writing and revising your work.
Graduate Research is an all-in-one resource for prospective and matriculated graduate students in the sciences. The newly revised edition includes updates to every chapter. Graduate Research covers a range of topics including writing and preparation of research proposals, developing and refining teaching skills, and ethics and compliance areas such as research involving human subjects and animals. Graduate Research helps readers navigate the multidimensional and interdisciplinary world of scientific research and it is an invaluable resource for graduate researchers as well as those in advising or mentoring roles. Discusses a broad range of topics including time management, library and literature work, and grant support Includes a new chapter on career planning and development with advice on careers in academia, government, and the private sector Contains chapters that promote the development of a varied set of communication skills Greatly expanded treatment of graduate study and research in international settings
Research shows that five strategies correlate with the successful completion of a dissertation: Establishing a consistent writing routine; Working with a support group; Consulting your advisor; Understanding your committee's expectations; Setting a realistic and timely schedule. Building on these insights, this book is for anyone who needs help in preparing for, organizing, planning, scheduling, and writing the longest sustained writing project they have encountered, particularly if he or she is not receiving sufficient guidance about the process, but also for anyone looking to boost his or her writing productivity.
This book is for graduate students--and others--who want to become more productive writers. It's especially written for those who want to: * increase their motivation, focus, and persistence to move a project to completion * overcome procrastination and perfectionistic tendencies * reduce (or write in spite of) their anxiety and fear of writing * manage their time, work, energy (and advisor) for greater productivity The process or craft of sustained writing is not a matter that's taught to undergraduate or graduate students as part of their studies, leaving most at sea about how to start a practice that is central to a career in academe and vital in many other professional occupations. This book grew out of conversations Jan Allen has held with her graduate students for over 30 years and reflects the fruit of the writing workshops and boot camps she has conducted at three universities, her own and numerous colleagues' experiences with writing and advising, as well as the feedback she receives from her popular Productive Writer listserv.
Written for those who are familiar with the basic strategies of analytic epidemiology, This fourth edition takes readers through a rigorous discussion of key epidemiologic concepts and methods such as study design, measures of association, research assessment, and more. With real-life examples throughout, the book avoids complex statistical formulations and is an invaluable resource for intermediate students and practicing epidemiologists who wish to expand their knowledge of epidemiology and its role in the medical and public health sciences