UMass Boston

Graduate Writing Resources

Below is a list of information about writing support at UMass Boston and lists of curated writing resources by Leadership in Education faculty.

UMass Boston Graduate Writing Center (GWC)

The purpose of the Graduate Writing Center (GWC) is to provide one-to-one conferences to students who are willing to make a commitment to work with a professional consultant over several weeks. Check out the GWC’s blog for writing resources, upcoming events, and to set up a tutoring appointment.

Online Writing Lab at Purdue University

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material. Styles include APA, MLA, and the Chicago Manual of Style.

Recommended Books on Writing

  • Galvan, J.L., Galvan, M.C., & ProQuest. (2017). Writing literature reviews: A guide for students of the social and behavioral sciences (7th ed.). Routledge.
  • Graff, G., Birkenstein, C., & Durst, R. K. (2015). “They say / I say”: The moves that matter in academic writing, with readings. New York: W.W. Norton.
  • Single, P. B. (2010). Demystifying dissertation writing: A streamlined process from choice of topic to final text. Sterling. VA: Stylus.
  • Thomson, P., & Kamler, B. (2013). Writing for peer reviewed journals: Strategies for getting published. London: Routledge.
  • Thomson, P., & Kamler, B. (2016). Detox your writing: Strategies for doctoral researchers. New York: Routledge.


Twitter Handles and Hashtags to Follow

#AcWri (Academic Writing)
#AcWriMo (Academic Writing Month)


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