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Quick APA Table and Appendices Formatting Tips

2020-06-04T22:07:18+00:00Tags: |

This reference is for tables and appendices only. Be sure to consult your department/program handbook to view the dissertation formatting requirements. Figures (e.g., photos or graphics) may have different formatting requirements. For formatting photos and videos, consult the WEX resource “Best Practices for Media.”


General Considerations for Tables

  • There are many kinds of tables, […]

Quick Dissertation Formatting Reference

2020-06-09T23:52:03+00:00Tags: |

Congratulations! You’re ready to write your dissertation. One way to mitigate the “intimidation factor” of this manuscript is to begin with small steps. This resource encourages you to become familiar with the auto-formatting functions in Word and to prepare the document ahead of time. Doing so can be a productive activity that will save time […]

Dissertation Survival Tips

2020-06-04T22:29:50+00:00Tags: , |

  1. Suffering from writer’s block? Take a break! Try taking a shower or a short walk, then come back to your writing with fresh eyes.


  1. Avoid burnout! While working on your dissertation, remember to give yourself a break every once in a while: read something for fun that’s outside of your field or watch […]

Working from Home Tips from the WEX Experts


The Covid-19 crisis has forced many into new experiences of “working” or “studying” from home. At WEX, all of us have had long-term employment working remotely in digital spaces. As any new work environment can have its challenges, we thought we’d collectively share a few ideas with you. Hope these tips help you and others […]

Maria T. Chavez-Haroldson, PhD

2020-06-04T21:41:06+00:00Tags: |

Dr. Chavez-Haroldson at her Dissertation Defense. L-R: Dr. Lize Booysen, Committee Chair, Dr. Angelo Gomez, Committee Member

Please join The Writers’ Exchange in congratulating Dr. Maria Chavez-Haroldson in the successful completion of her dissertation:


LatinX Diversity Officers in Higher Education: Capacitating Cultural Values as Champions of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Dr. Chavez-Haroldson’s study explores the lived experiences […]

DOIs & URLs in References

2020-06-19T21:02:22+00:00Tags: |

DOIs & URLs in the Reference Section

Periodically, we field questions about how to properly format  online resources within the References section of a dissertation. Since online researching has become more of a standard practice, guidelines have been adapted. The DOI is a “Digital Object Identifier” that ensures a direct, permanent online location of the source. […]

Nate Woods, PhD

2020-06-04T21:41:15+00:00Tags: |

Photo Credit: GE Aviation

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Taking Off in Africa: Critical Elements of Aircraft Engine Manufacturer Engagement That Can Affect Airline Safety Performance


My research examines critical elements of successful interorganizational engagement between aircraft engine manufactures and airlines. Engagement during two maintenance processes […]

Writers’ Exchange “Ask the Editor” Questions and Answers


I’ve gotten differing views about including the copyright symbol when mentioning Survey Monkey, SPSS, etc. APA style guide 6th edition says not to include but others indicate it is an Antioch preference. Can you please clarify? 


Answer: For your assignments at Antioch, do what your instructor or program asks, so in this case, include the copyright symbol. But […]

Erin W. Berzins, PhD

2020-06-04T21:41:23+00:00Tags: |

Please join The Writers’ Exchange in congratulating Erin W. Berzins in the successful completion of their dissertation:


The Role of Emotional Overcontrol in the Acceptance of Counselor Training Feedback


This research examined the relationship between the trait of emotional overcontrol and the phenomenon of accepting feedback within master’s level counseling programs.  I wanted to understand how overcontrol […]