This page provides resources designed to help you with various projects and to help us communicate more effectively. If you know of any additional sources that are especially useful for scholarly writing, please let me know, and I will add them to this collection. 

Comprehensive Exam Resources

Sample Comprehensive Exam Questions
This document contains several examples of comprehensive exam questions. For additional sample questions, please refer to the following websites:

Sample Questions in Social Psychology
Sample Questions in Religious Studies
Sample Questions in Comparative Politics 

Graduate Handbooks

Gonzaga University
Graduate Student Handbook

Capella University
Dissertation Format Guidelines

University of Toledo
Handbook for Preparation of Graduate Dissertations, Projects, and Theses


Links to Scholarly Resources

Reporting Statistics in APA Style
A Style Guide for Writing in APA (5th ed.)
Reporting Statistics in APA Style
The Elements of a Proposal

Books About Scholarly Writing

Successful Dissertations and Theses: A Guide to Graduate Student Research from Proposal to Completion

Writing the Winning Thesis or Dissertation: A Step-by-Step Guide

Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis

Writing a Successful Thesis or Dissertation: Tips and Strategies for Students in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

The Elements of an Effective Dissertation and Thesis: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting it Right the First Time

The Dissertation Desk Reference: The Doctoral Student's Manual to Writing the Dissertation


Using Google Docs
Google Docs is an emerging collaborative Internet software application that enables more than one user to edit a document at the same time. It is free, and no special technology is required. You can access a sample Google Docs document and see for yourself how Google Docs works.

Using Skpe
Skype is a free Internet application that allows us to communicate via synchronous video conference calling. Simply download Skype for the Mac or download Skype for Windows, and create your personal account. It's free and very easy to use.