What I Wish I Had Known How to Do in Microsoft Word Before Writing My Thesis/Dissertation

2019-11-11T23:43:39+00:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

What I Wish I Had Known How to Do in Microsoft Word

Before Writing My Thesis/Dissertation

By Loretta Rafay, MS

 

Many graduate students discover late in the game that they do not know how to use Microsoft Word as well as they thought they did.  Theses and dissertations require a lot of tedious formatting, and […]

Meet our Editor: Nancy Struckman!

2019-11-12T00:08:30+00:00Tags: , , , , , , , |

Nancy Birn Struckman has worked as an editor and proofreader for over twenty-five years, including as a managing editor for a local newspaper. She is currently the manager of Editing for Style, LLC, where she also edits books and monthly blogs, and enjoys working with graduate students on formatting and proofreading their dissertations, […]

Congratulations, David Vandegrift, Psy.D, Antioch University Seattle!

2018-11-05T17:58:01+00:00Tags: , , , , , , , |

Congratulations, Dr. David Vandegrift!

Please join The Writers’ Exchange in congratulating David Vandegrift in the successful completion of his dissertation:

Lived Experience of Military Mental Health Clinicians: Provided Care to OIF and OEF Active Duty Service Members Experiencing War Stress Injury.

Military clinicians operated between contradictory military and psychology ethics while providing […]

Using Mindfulness to Soothe the Anxious Writer

2019-03-21T23:25:49+00:00Tags: , , , |

Trying to start a new academic paper used to leave me in a cold sweat, panicked and nauseated. When I sat down to start, my mind was distracted by thoughts warring for my attention. I often postponed the work until hours before it was due. Then, in a mad rush, I would write a chaotic […]

Congratulations, Tammera Cooke, Psy.D, Antioch University Seattle!

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Please join The Writers’ Exchange in congratulating

Dr. Tammera Cooke, PsyD, in the successful completion of her dissertation:

Psychology’s Struggle to Locate a Moral Vision in a Value-Neutral Framework: A Hermeneutic Perspective on Standard 3.05 of the APA Ethics Code

The purpose of this study is to better understand the cultural influences reflected in and the […]

Nurturing Creativity

2019-11-12T01:14:21+00:00Tags: , , , , |

Perhaps one of the most challenging and time consuming stages of my writing process is finding out what I want to write. Finding an idea—a good idea is essential.

I have often tormented myself sitting down across from a blank screen. However, this is not where my ideas generate. I discovered that […]

Revising for Coherence

2019-11-17T00:40:21+00:00Tags: , , , , , , |

Readers agree that effective writing proceeds in some sensible order with each sentence following naturally from the one before it. We generally call that “coherence” or the sense that the material is unified. When the material doesn’t feel connected or “whole,” the reader might comment that the organization is “jumpy” or “doesn’t flow […]

Rethinking Writer’s Block

2019-11-18T22:28:58+00:00Tags: , , , , |

“I’m not a writer. I don’t want to become a writer. I just want to finish this document. Could you wordsmith it for me?” I hear this, or something like it, all the time at work. If someone really has to put some words down, they follow up with, “I can’t write. I have writer’s […]