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To develop the writing and critical thinking skills of NPS students for success in graduate school and as military and civilian leaders.
Welcome to the Graduate Writing Center
Being a good writer will empower you. In a world where security challenges require careful analysis, writing takes on increasing importance. Becoming a strong writer requires practice, constructive feedback, and a solid understanding of technique. Learn how to sign up for writing coaching and workshops, then go to WCOnline to sign up.
GWC & DKL Writing & Research Workshops
Sign up now for winter-quarter workshops! Sharpen your research, writing, and critical-thinking skills! In 60- to 90-minute online sessions, GWC coaches and DKL librarians teach proven strategies and techniques to help you excel in your coursework, exams, and theses. Offered through January. Enroll via WCOnline.
Join Write-ins every Friday 1000–1430
Write-ins give you a place to concentrate, write, and make progress on a paper or thesis, with writing coaches and librarians on hand to help. No appointment required—come for all or part of the time. Write-ins currently meet via Zoom!
Calls for Papers: Get published!
Visit our Calls for Papers page to learn about exciting competitions and other publication opportunities open to NPS students. Next up: the U.S. Naval Institute 2021 General Prize Essay Contest and the 2022 General William E. DePuy Special Topics Writing Competition: "Insights from Two Decades in Afghanistan."
"Plagiarism Prevention 101"
As Benjamin Franklin famously put it, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Learn the fundamentals of responsible, effective, plagiarism-free use of sources with our "Plagiarism Prevention 101" presentation, featuring lessons and exercises to help keep your papers in tip-top shape.
If abstracts are feeling a bit...abstract, have a look at our abstracts infographic, which gives concrete guidance about what components to include to summarize your document effectively.
Finding & Working with Your Thesis Advisor
This must-see video is the best relationship advice you’ll get in grad school! In 7:40, you’ll learn about 1) how to find a thesis advisor, 2) your advisor's role, and 3) your role with your advisor.
Page last modified January 21, 2022