Resources and posts about formatting your work

Writers’ Exchange “Ask the Editor”: URLs in Dissertations

2020-01-27T22:56:15+00:00

URLs in the Reference Section

Answer: 
From time to time we field questions about how to properly style URLs within the References section of a dissertation. In this post I will outline our expectations and some best practices to help ensure good results.
Please note that the various programs at Antioch have slight differences in their accepted styles […]

Writers’ Exchange “Ask the Editor”: ORCID

2020-02-08T11:41:07+00:00

What is my ORCID Number? 

ORCID Scholar Number: 

 

 AU doctoral students are required to include their ORCID number on the title page of their dissertation. Doing so, will ensure that the dissertation and your identity are protected and acknowledged. Similar to periodicals having individual DOIs, the ORCID number becomes a researcher’s digital identification. 

The […]

AU Dissertation Front Page Templates

2020-02-07T23:38:00+00:00

Antioch Dissertation Writers may find it difficult and frustrating to correct the format of a dissertation according to AU guidelines, especially if the document is already written. WEX is here to help! Below you’ll find a downloadable template file for the AU Front Pages, allowing you to just fill in the fields and insert correctly-formatted […]

Specific Guidelines for Enhanced Readability

2019-11-07T18:13:38+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

2019-11-13T00:28:23+00:00

WEX Editors on Common Errors Seen in Dissertations

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.[1]  Here we go:

Table of Contents:

  • Inconsistent wording from the heading in […]

Writing Abstracts

2020-02-03T19:26:44+00:00Tags: |

As researchers, doctoral students have already relied on abstracts to glean the relevance of an article. In the same way, the doctoral abstract is the general overview of the dissertation  proposal and the subsequent dissertation manuscript. The abstract has a distinct purpose to highlight the major points/issues of the research for the reader.

Abstracts are  widely […]

Where’s the Consistency?  

2020-02-03T19:30:49+00:00

Director’s Desk:

Where’s the Consistency?  

When Academic Program Handbooks and the APA Manual Disagree

You’ve made it this far with APA and for the most part the manual has been consistent in presenting definitive style and format rules. Once you get to the dissertation, however, the APA manual […]

Formatting Tips for Track Changes

2019-11-18T22:25:02+00:00Tags: , , , , |

Wex Editors use “Track Changes” for their in-text corrections and comments. When working with tracked changes and/or comments to a document, you’re going to want to access the “review” section of MS Word.

When your document has been reviewed using Track Changes, you must take the extra step to “Accept” or “Reject” all changes and comments. […]

Writing an Annotated Bibliography

2019-11-20T05:16:54+00:00Tags: , , , , |

The Annotated Bibliography is a standard academic writing exercise that stimulates critical thinking through researching, analyzing, and evaluating those resources to compose effective annotations. The Annotated Bibliography reflects the researcher’s understanding and evaluation of sources, and thus it is an excellent vehicle for increasing expertise in a topic.

Annotated bibliographies are wonderful […]