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So far July Huss has created 9 blog entries.

Are you using a Citation Manager?

2019-06-06T03:04:41+00:00

WEX Alert!   Formatting Issues Inflicted by Citation Managers Citation managers can be useful tools for helping researchers keep track of citations for academic publications and grey literature in their field.  They are developed to help writers organize their research; however, writers should use them cautiously while writing longer manuscripts, such as, theses, dissertations, and [...]

Break Breakdown

2019-06-06T02:30:35+00:00

WEX Alert!   Formatting a dissertation can challenge even the most savvy of writers.  With its separate front pages, different chapters, footnotes, and other special formatting, there are multiple times that require a “break” in the document’s formatting. For example, breaks are especially helpful when you need to change the pagination style from the front [...]

Meet our Editor: Tamara Holloway!

2019-05-12T20:05:53+00:00

  Tamara Holloway received her PhD in English Literature from the University of Oregon. Tamara has spent nearly twenty years teaching literature, composition, and creative writing to college students; she currently teaches at Walla Walla Community College. Tamara has a strong background in editing and is committed to instilling writing proficiency and confidence in her [...]

Congratulations, Christine A. Treece, Psy.D, LMHC, Antioch University Seattle!

2019-05-11T22:51:54+00:00

Please join The Writers’ Exchange in congratulating Christine A. Treece in the successful completion of their dissertation: Psychologists’ Use of a Dog in Psychotherapy: A Therapeutic Exploration   This study was an in-depth exploration of licensed psychologists’ experiences with bringing their dogs to work. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis was used, and nine primary themes were identified. [...]

Congratulations, A. Ianto West, Ph. D, Antioch University Seattle!

2019-04-20T01:39:48+00:00

Please join The Writers’ Exchange in congratulating A. Ianto West in the successful completion of their dissertation: Avoiding Unhelpful Responses: A Proposed Theoretical Measure of Readiness to Work With Transgender Clients   My project was about improving the quality of transgender care. As an underserved population, it is important that we do a good job. Many [...]

Get Cozy With A Book

2019-05-02T23:53:58+00:00

While deep in the dissertation process, it can be very helpful to have  “friendly” books nearby that help ignite awareness of "writer within." While some dissertation writers feel they need to quarantine themselves from any other lived experience, the reality is that reading for pleasure can profoundly mitigate the oppressive rigor by offering a respite [...]

Specific Guidelines for Enhanced Readability

2019-04-04T16:56:04+00:00

State your purpose explicitly. Make your issue very clear. Make the topic of each section and paragraph visually prominent. Use headings and subheadings appropriately and correctly Place topic sentences in the beginning of paragraphs Maintain the topic in the reader’s mind by referring to it frequently Readers (especially with lengthy, dense material) prefer an [...]

WEX Editors on Common Errors Seen in Dissertations

2019-03-18T04:56:38+00:00

We’ve asked the WEX editors about the common APA errors they’re seeing in dissertations and have created this list in the hopes writers might have an advantage in self-editing their dissertations. Here we go:   Table of Contents: Inconsistent wording from the heading in the text Incorrect representation of heading levels Incorrect pagination and/or margins [...]

Writing For A Reader

2019-04-04T16:56:50+00:00

One distinction between student writers and professional writers is how the writer regards and relates to the reader. In Composition field, there’s been considerable exploration about “reader-based” vs “writer-based prose.” Here, researchers[1] have identified “writer-based prose” as work in which the writer focuses on themselves as learners and readers of their work. Much of the [...]