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Writing political science essays

Style guides

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.

Writing tools by assignment type

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.

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