The School of Information offers a variety of types of support for graduate-level writing. A writing tutor is available to iSchool students who would like review their work with a specialist. See the link below for details.
For quick questions, contact a writing tutor through the “Ask a Tutor” live chat service. This service is for questions that can be answered in 5 – 15 minutes. No appointment is necessary but please see hours of availability on the Writing Center website.
Other writing resources have been identified and are listed on the pages linked below. Note that strategic reading of academic material helps to build the foundation for effective writing. Look at the academic reading resources which are included.
APA Style Resources
Many iSchool faculty require APA style. The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is available through bookstores and is listed in the iSchool e-Bookstore. In addition, a few resources that provide helpful highlights and summaries are listed below.
Writing Tutoring Information
Our Writing Specialists (tutors) are students who have met a rigorous GPA requirement and are highly trained at SJSU’s Writing Center. Writing Specialists can help you organize your paper, cite sources, avoid plagiarism, and use correct grammar and punctuation. They understand the special needs of students learning English as a second language and returning students.
Writing Resources for Students
Listed below are links to authoritative websites on the mechanics and process of writing at a graduate school level. Please scroll below to explore these resources, which include APA style guides, help centers for students learning English as a second language, and tips on thesis development.
Academic Reading Resources
One of the best ways to learn to write for an academic audience is to read academic literature. The following resources provide guidelines on how to do this effectively.