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Introduction to Graduate Studies

Webster U's Writing Center and Online Writing Center

Whether you are an experienced academic writer or this is your first paper, Webster's Writing Center is here to help. Visit their Writing Support page to find help with all kinds of project, including "reports; résumés and cover letters; admission essays and personal statements; summaries, critical analyses, and literature reviews; research and term papers; theses and dissertations; and more." Writing Center coaches are available at all stages of the writing process: assignment discussion, brainstorming, outlining, thesis creation and development, argumentation, draft revision, and citation.

From this page you may:

  • Schedule an appointment with a writing coach
  • Submit a paper to the Online Writing Center for review
  • Select Writing Resources to find help with citation, grammar, avoiding plagiarism, and more

Citation styles

Below are links to information on some of the most widely-used citation styles. Be sure to ask your instructor which citation style to use for your paper or project.

Managing your citations

There are a number of software programs available that help students store references and notes, create bibliographies, etc. While not needed for every assignment, they are particularly useful for when you are gathering a large number of articles and other resources for projects such as capstone papers, theses, and dissertations.The Webster University Library has an institutional subscription to Mendeley, but other products may work just as well. Make sure the software program you choose covers the bibliographic style you will be using to format your references, such as APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism Information


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