Where to Find a Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses and Dissertations?

Posted by Bruce Mueller
September 28, 2017

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We all know how difficult it is to write dissertations, research papers and theses. Most students and researchers are required to write these complex papers during their academic career. While some manage to become exceptional writers and complete all their writing assignments on time, many others are not so lucky. For many students, even writing a research paper is a difficult task. Let’s not even talk about writing dissertations or theses.

This is why students and researchers are looking for something that can help them become better academic writers. Remember that many of these people are actually very good at what they do and that most of them have a very deep knowledge of the subject matter. The problem is that they don’t know how to write in proper academic format, following all the rules of their chosen style – APA, Chicago, MLA, etc. Students generally think that they can find a manual that will teach them everything they need to know about any of these academic writing styles.

The reality is that no such manual exists. There are, indeed, some guides written by experienced academic writers or professors. However, they generally cover one style (APA, MLA or Chicago in most cases) and don’t explain everything. A student who has never written in academic format will not be able to learn everything from a single manual, no matter how experienced or renowned its author is.

So, How Does One Become an Exceptional Academic Writer Then?

We know that most students and researchers are exceptionally knowledgeable and that their only problem is the writing part. It can be tricky to express your thoughts and ideas in writing and do a great job on it. And when you need to follow dozens of academic writing guidelines, things get even more difficult.

To learn how to write in proper academic style, you need to do your research and learn from various sources. The Internet is a great source of information. If you need to write your next research paper or dissertation in APA style, search for the APA style guidelines. You will most likely find a guidebook for free. For example, for APA style, it is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Google the style you need to write in and you will find more than enough resources to learn everything there is to know about that specific style. Many resources also provide a lot of useful tips and tricks that will help you write faster and better. The problem is that you need some time to learn everything, of course.

Getting Some Help From a Professional

If you lack the time it takes to learn a new academic style, you can always find some help online. We are talking about reliable, affordable help from paper writing services. An academic writing company has just the academic writers you need. Did you know that many of these professionals offer tutoring services? You can have your very own tutor and learn everything about academic writing from him. Or, even better, you can have a writing company work on your research paper, dissertation, or thesis for you.

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