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Tools for Succeeding in Graduate School

Citations and References 

Software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references.

Purdue OWL
Access citation and reference material online for APA and MLA formats.

An online research management, writing and collaboration tool designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

Building Academic Skills

A Guide to Succeeding in Graduate School

Building Academic Skills (Dartmouth ASC)
Learn techniques and strategies for improving academic learning. The Academic Skills Center offers resources and handouts to help students achieve academic success. The handouts are easy to access and view online.

Hauth Center for Communication Skills (CSULB)
They can help enhance your personal communication skills by providing you with individualized assistance to become an effective public speaker, conversationalist, or group leader. Communication professionals use their expertise and multimedia technology to provide you with rehearsal, coaching, and consultation.

Scientific Writing Resource (Duke Graduate School)
The Scientific Writing Resource is an online course material that teaches science students at the graduate level how to write effectively. The material is not about correctness (grammar, punctuation, etc.), but about communicating what you intend to the reader.

Study Skills Resource Bank (University of Michigan CRLT)
Access resources from a number of learning college centers which provide information about how students can improve their study habits.

Resources for Non-Native English Speakers 

Graduate Studies Resource Center (CSULB) - Graduate writing support

The GSRC offers writing support for CSULB post-baccalaureate/graduate students (masters, credential, certificate, and doctoral students) in all disciplines. Post-baccalaureate students can schedule a 45-minute appointment with our Graduate Writing Specialist for one-on-one assistance with all areas of graduate writing

Writer’s Resource Lab (CSULB)

The Writer’s Resource Lab (WRL) is CSULB’s writing center. Its central mission is to provide ongoing writing instruction to any currently enrolled CSULB student via one-on-one tutorials.

English as a Second Language Guide (UNC Writing Center)

Resources For Non-Native English Speakers (UC Berkeley CTL)