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 APA 7th Edition Webinar

Learn the basics of an APA 7th edition style student paper: paper format, reference elements, and the most common references and in-text citations.

 Elements of Scholarly Writing

This webinar outlines a step-by-step approach to writing graduate-level research, including selecting scholarly sources, adequately narrowing a topic, composing a thesis statement, synthesizing literature, achieving coherence, and writing an effective introduction and conclusion.

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 Grammar and Punctuation: FAQs and Q&A

What's a comma splice and how do I correct it? Is it a Master's, masters, or Masters degree? In this webinar, we will cover some of the most frequently asked questions about grammar and punctuation and will answer any of those nagging questions you've had: Should I lay it down, lie it down, or just give it a rest? And what on earth is "present perfect"?

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 Jumpstart Your Writing Series

This webinar series is designed to reacquaint you with helpful academic writing pointers. 

Best Practices for APA Fluency

Refining Your Writing

Presenting at your First Conference

Preparing for Dissertation Clearance

30 Practices for Better Writing: Part 1

30 Practices for Better Writing: Part 2

Plagiarism, Paraphrasing, and Substantiation

 Organizing and Synthesizing the Literature Review

This webinar recording from a virtual class presentation is designed to help students better use synthesis--blending and presenting information in a new way--through the lens of a student's own proposed research when writing the literature review section of a research paper or dissertation. Much more than a list of sources, an effective review of the literature analyzes and synthesizes information about key themes or issues related to a particular research topic, theory, or research question. 

 Making the Transition from Coursework to Dissertation

Guest host Dr. Tom Granoff identifies several dozen distinctions between completing coursework and completing the doctoral dissertation. Candidates must make profound changes in their mindsets in order to effectively and efficiently complete their dissertations.  This webinar not only identifies the differences between the two challenges but also provides many strategies for dissertation students to streamline the process, minimize frustration, and graduate by their deadline.

  35+ Quantitative Landmines and How to Navigate Them

In this webinar, Dr. Tom Granoff identified over 35 of these potential problems and provided solutions to assist the dissertation student in effectively planning and completing the dissertation. Includes Q & A session.


Have you ever wondered how to make your writing more succinct and clear? Learn the 5 steps for sharpening and clarifying your writing by watching this video.

 Writing Chapter Five While Waiting for IRB Approval

Wondering what to do while you're waiting for IRB to approve your proposal? View Dr. Tom Granoff's video to jump-start your writing in chapter five of your dissertation.

 Pepperdine GSEP: Writing Support on YouTube

Visit Writing Support's YouTube channel for writing tips on a variety of topics, such as APA formatting, grammar, punctuation, and strategies for writers.