Category: Dissertations

When to Use Tables and Figures

May 31, 2022 by ProofreadingPal in Dissertations

In research papers, tables and figures can be helpful and even necessary to support your argument or to present a clearer, fuller picture of your topic. Creating effective tables and figures is not a simple task, however, and using a table or figure made by another author has intellectual property considerations. In today’s post, I’ll provide some information about tables and figures and some tips for including them correctly and thoughtfully .


URLS & DOIs in Reference Lists: APA, MLA, and Chicago

September 23, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Dissertations

In today’s post, I’ll provide examples of reference listings including DOIs and URLs in APA, MLA, and the Chicago Manual of Style. I’ll point out some differences among these styles, and I’ll provide some information about what to do with electronic sources found using a database.


URLs and DOIs in Research

June 6, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Dissertations

If you access electronic sources, whether journal articles, webpages, datasets, online videos, or others, one piece of information you’ll need will be the source’s URL or DOI. What’s the difference? And which should you include in your reference list? Let’s take a look.


Tips for Writing Theses, Dissertations, and Longer Works

June 4, 2017 by ProofreadingPal in Dissertations

At some point, you may be faced with the task of writing something longer and more involved, like a capstone paper, thesis, dissertation, or long business report. But it’s OK. Your work will follow the same path as it would for any other writing assignment; it will just take longer and be more involved.


6 Tips for Citing Sources Smoothly

May 1, 2015 by ProofreadingPal in APA, Dissertations, Essays, MLA

A properly formatted paper with citations makes you look smart and proves what you know. It’s like wearing a suit to a job interview. Here are some tips to help make the process of writing citations enjoyable, or at least painless.


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