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The following index makes searching for a specific topic easier and links to the appropriate place in the sequenced material. We think we have most of them, but please email us at writingcenter@nps.edu if we are missing something!

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A

abbreviations

abstract

academic writing

acronyms

active voice

analysis vice summary

apostrophes

argument

article usage

assignments, understanding them

audience

 

B

bibliography and list of references, difference between

BLUF

body paragraphs

bold

book list

brainstorming

building better sentences tips

 

C

capitalization

capstones

citations

citation styles

clarity

clustering

Coaching sessions, about

colons

commas, all ten rules

commas, FANBOYS

commas, introductory

commas, list

commas, non-essential elements

commas, Oxford

commonly confused words 

compare contrast papers 

concision

conclusions

conjunctive adverbs

coordinating conjunctions

copyright and fair use

counter-argument

critical thinking  

 

D

dangling modifiers

dashes

dependent marker words

dissertations

drafting

 

E

edit your own work

editing – outside editors

ESL resources 

exclamation marks

executive summary

 

F

FANBOYS

FAQs

footnotes

free-writing

 

G

gerunds

grammar mastery

group writing

 

H

hooks

hyphens

 

I

I/we/this paper/this thesis

ibid

introductions

italics

 

J

Joining the Academic Conversation

 

L

LaTeX

library liaisons 

literature reviews 

logic and analysis 

 

M

mba projects

memos

methodologies

 

N

nominalizations

non-violent communication

note-taking

numbers

 

O

organization

outlining

Oxford comma

 

P

paragraph development 

parallelism

paraphrasing

parts of speech

passive voice

periods

persuasion

phrases and clauses

plain language

polishing

prepositional phrases 

prepositions

pronouns

punctuation mastery

purpose of research

 

Q

questions

quotation marks 

quoting

 

R

reading with intent

redundancies                                                                

reference software

reflection papers 

research

research questions

reverse outlining 

revising passive voice into active voice

revision

roadmaps                                            

run-on sentences 

 

S

self-citing

semi-colons

sentence errors

sentence forms

sentence subjects

sentence-level fake news 

significance

so-what?

spelling

standard essay structure

STEM/technical writing 

Style Mastery 

subject/verb agreement

 

T

thesis 911 

thesis advisors

thesis process overview

thesis process tips

thesis proposals – common elements                                                     

thesis statements

tone, professional

topic sentences 

transitions

types of nouns

types of papers

 

U

underlining

United States or U.S.?

 

V

 

verbs and verb tense

 

W

why cite: a writer’s perspective

why write?

writer’s block 

writing process

Writing Winning Papers

 

 

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Citations


Content on this page is in progress (full site loaded by 30 Dec.). 

If you have a question meanwhile, please make a coaching appointment or email our Resources Lead, Carla Orvis Hunt, at cohunt@nps.edu. Also, please see below. 

First and foremost, three crucial things on citations at NPS: 

1. Yes, plagiarism is real. Yes, you may be subject to Honor Board review and other very serious consequences if plagiarism is found in your thesis. With that said, too many students, because of that, fear using sources or, even worse, fear writing their own thoughts. We have an absolute ton of resources on citations for you; all you have to do is approach research professionally and ask for help as needed. 

2. The NPS library, in conjunction with the GWC, has put together an AMAZING, SUPER HELPFUL, citation website that is specifically tailored for you. Not many students in the world cite GAO reports, but with a few clicks, you can find out how. Please start your citation understanding by clicking here

3. Condering using Reference Software like Zotero or RefWorks? See our Reference Software page.

Please view other citations resources below. 

GWC WORKSHOP VIDEO: How to Look and Be Smart

How We Cite (Video; 2:06) University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Writing Center.

NPS Department/Program Citation Styles.

Thesis Processing Office: The thesis processors are experts at supporting students in their efforts to cite correctly, from teaching principles to providing reference materials, from knowing style formatting rules to providing BibText files for IEEE and Informs in the LaTeX template.

Other Citation Link