If academic writing is a distant memory for you, or perhaps something you’ve never done, the prospect of starting to research and write an academic essay can be intimidating. If you’re a new graduate student, please view Gradschoolitis (6:50 video), and for the transcript, please see the Gradschoolitis notes. Before you start working on a specific assignment, please view the resources linked below to receive an introduction to academic research and writing at RRU:
Now that you’re ready to begin the process of writing a specific assignment, this guide will take you step-by-step through the process of researching and writing an assignment with resources, tips, and suggestions from both the Library and the Writing Centre. You can work through each step by using the “next” navigation on each page, or you can use the list below to jump into a particular topic. To begin, click on the first link below.
- Reading primary and secondary sources effectively
- Note-taking strategies
- Managing sources
- Forming your argument
- Creating an outline
- Analysis and structure
- Editing and revision strategies
A successful research paper is more than just writing, and the Graduate Writing Lab can help you with any and all of the steps along the way:
The deadline to submit theses for August 2020 degree conferral is noon on Friday, August 14. Be sure to upload your signed title page before submitting your thesis.
COVID-19 Change: In the event that a thesis committee must change from what was previously approved, please confer with your graduate program administrator as soon as possible prior to your defense, and follow the instructions in section B here. The committee must still adhere all of the existing rules for composition in the General Announcements and all changes must be approved by your Department Chair or DGS as well as Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Information on courses and admission requirements are found on the catalog page as well.
The doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) in engineering and applied sciences is designed to provide a flexible vehicle to tackle new and emerging areas of research that cut across multiple disciplines or are of interest to and within the expertise of our chemical engineering faculty. Areas of research within the chemical engineering program include: