Students and Academics Podcasts

Improve Your Writing Skills Podcast: Great Writing is in the Details

Having a great idea isn’t enough; you have to know how to communicate it. This podcast provides suggestions, such as avoiding repetition or using original thought, to help you better express your ideas in writing. Continued...


Thesis/Dissertation Writing Podcast Series: What is a Thesis?

If you are considering furthering your academic career, it is important you know what will be expected of you when writing your dissertation or thesis. The difference between the two is discussed in this podcast. Continued...


How to Write an Essay Podcast

After you have an outline and have researched your subject, it is time to write your essay. This podcast details the steps you should follow to produce a successful essay and improve your overall writing. Continued...


How to Write an Introduction Podcast

It is important to think of an introduction as a map to your paper. A good introduction can immediately set your paper apart from those of others. This podcast outlines the steps to help you write a powerful opening, such as including a well-constructed thesis statement. Continued...


Thesis/Dissertation Writing Series: Selecting a Thesis Committee

If you are writing a thesis or dissertation, you are not alone! You will have a thesis committee consisting of mentors who will provide guidance. Why a thesis committee is important and how you can select one is detailed in this podcast. Continued...


Thesis/Dissertation Writing Podcast Series: Thesis Editing Podcast

The first time around, your thesis draft isn’t going to be at its top potential, the mechanics of thesis editing need to be developed in order for your essay to communicate your ideas as clearly and precisely as possible. In this podcast, we discuss such things as choosing a style and being consistent throughout the editing process. Continued...


Traditional Publishing versus Self-Publishing Podcast

If you are a writer nearing the end of your writing project, it may be time to consider your publishing options. If you are wondering whether to use a publishing service or self-publish, this podcast provides basic information about both options in order to help you make a decision. Continued...


Thesis/Dissertation Writing Podcast Series: How to Write a Literature Review

Thinking of a thesis topic is only the first step. If you are ready to refine your research questions and thoroughly plan your paper, you will want to write a literature review. This podcast outlines the goals of a literature review and prepares you to organize, write, and edit one. Continued...


How to Write a Research Paper Podcast

If you are asked to write a research paper, you must find valid sources and use appropriate formatting. In this podcast, we explain the whole process. Continued...


How to Write a Research Proposal—Podcast Part Two

This podcast details the anatomy of a research proposal. While there may be no wrong way to write a proposal, the style you choose must complement your content. Having a clear description of what you wish to research and the necessity of demonstrating your knowledge are just two points covered in this podcast. Continued...



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