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Political Science Research Guide: Your

Writing political science essays

Be an organized writer

Writing and Communication Centre

UWaterloo's Writing and Communication Centre.

Meet with teaching associates about any writing project. Work with them on:

  • writing anything from a memo to a major research paper
  • learning how to revise, edit, and proofread
  • organizing your thoughts and ideas
  • incorporating your research and citing sources

Style guides

Get help with your writing & formatting citations.

Establish your identity as a researcher

Consider creating an Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCiD provides you with a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher.

Reference management software

Programs such as RefWorks and Zotero can simplify citing sources and generating bibliographies in proper format.