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Writing political science essays
How to Edit Your Own Writing
New York Times article by Harry Guinness. Published April 7, 2020, Updated April 10, 2020. NOTE: you may need to set up a free account to view this version. You can also access NYT articles for free via Factiva. Check the News sources tab in this guide for the link.
Get help with your writing & formatting citations.
Citation management software such as RefWorks
Programs such as RefWorks and Zotero can simplify citing sources and generating bibliographies in proper format.
Be an organized writer
Get advice on writing (and submitting on time):
* Annotated bibliographies
* Research essays
* Policy briefs
* Literature reviews
* Critical reflections
* Article reviews
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
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.
enables you to obtain a unique 16 digit identification number that can be used to tie you to your work.
Information for researchers to consider during the publication process.