Resources and posts about how to edit your own 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 […]

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 […]

Revising for Clarity and Precision: The Paramedic Method

2019-11-17T00:16:16+00:00Tags: , , , , |

Perhaps you’ve been told that your writing is wordy or that your heavy phrasing confuses your reader. Most writers face this problem of “overwriting.”  However, clear sentences are integral to clarity and facilitating your reader’s understanding. To ensure greater readability, try using the Paramedic Method described here. […]

Using Richard Feynman’s Technique for Writer’s Block

2019-11-17T00:35:12+00:00Tags: , , , , , , |

Richard Feynman was a Nobel Prize winning physicist who famously challenged colleagues to explain difficult concepts in simple language rather than “hide behind” the esoterica and arcane language of their fields.  A popular faculty member at CalTech, Feynman was dedicated to ensuring that his students learned the material rather than simply relying on rote memorization […]

Show, Don’t Tell

2019-11-17T00:36:27+00:00Tags: , , , |

If writing is a public act, then, your purpose as a writer is to ignite reader’s interest and understanding of what you are writing about. The “Show, Don’t Tell” strategy emphasizes the reader’s experience of the material through the detail presented through action, concrete language, thoughts, sensory imagery, and […]