Graduate school is all about writing.

Are you prepared to write 15-20 page research papers? How about a 200+ page thesis or dissertation? Do you know how to take a blank page and create a well-written research project?

Most graduate programs do not offer a course that prepares you for this level of professional writing. Without strong writing skills, you will not succeed. The "Graduate Research Writing" online class teaches you how to take a blank page and turn it into a well-organized research paper. If you are a current or returning graduate student, you must improve your writing skills, and this class gives you the foundation you need to succeed.

As a result of taking this class, you will:

  • Understand graduate writing expectations.
  • Increase your knowledge of the writing process.
  • Learn to write in third person academic style.
  • Learn to write complex paragraphs that include research citations.
  • Learn from a dynamic college English instructor with over 20 years’ experience who has recently published six books on grammar and proofreading, and actively freelances as a writer and editor.

What You Get

As an individual (single user) taking this class for personal or professional development, you have full access to class materials for your specified time of enrollment (no expiration for lifetime access). You must complete all lessons and surveys to receive your certificate. Learn at your own pace. The instructor retains all copyright ownership for all of the materials presented in this course. Any resources not directly written by the instructor are duly noted and properly cited. Students are expected to abide by fair use laws when printing course materials. No part of this course may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the author.

  • Video Lessons
    Lecture Slides
    Quizzes
    PDF Handouts

  • One-time payment. Lifetime Access.

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Easy Payment via PayPal or Stripe (which also includes Alipay, Bancontact, EPS, WeChat Pay, giropay, iDEAL, Multibanco, SOFORT, and P24).

Course Curriculum

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  • 1

    Before You Get Started

    • Welcome to Class!

    • Video: Class Tour

    • Video: Viewing Lessons

    • Video: Downloading Materials

  • 2

    Graduate Level Writing

    • Videos: Graduate Writing

    • Slides: Graduate Writing

    • PDF: Graduate Writing

  • 3

    The Writing Process

    • Video: Writing Process

    • Slides: Writing Process

    • Quiz #1: Writing Process

    • Quiz #2: Writing Process

  • 4

    Transition Words & Phrases

    • Video: Transitions

    • Slides: Transitions

    • Exercise: Transitions

    • Quiz: Transitions

  • 5

    3rd Person Writing

    • Video: Third Person Writing

    • Slides: Third Person Writing

    • Exercises: Formal Writing

    • Quiz: Academic Writing

  • 6

    Thesis Statements

    • Video: Thesis Statements

    • Slides: Thesis Statements

    • Exercises: Thesis Statements

    • Quiz: Thesis Statements

  • 7

    Complex Paragraphs

    • Videos: Complex Paragraphs

    • Slides: Complex Paragraphs

    • Sample: Complex Paragraphs

    • PDF: Complex Paragraphs

    • The MEAL Plan Paragraph

  • 8

    Summarize/Paraphrase/Quote

    • Video: Summary

    • Slides: Summary

    • Sample: Summary

    • Exercise: Summary

    • Answers: Summary

    • Quiz: Summary

    • Quiz: Answers

  • 9

    Research Skills

    • Video: Research Skills

    • Slides: Research Skills

    • Quiz: Research Skills

    • Video: Library Research

    • Slides: Research Terms

    • Video: Plagiarism

    • Slides: Plagiarism

    • Exercise: Basic Research

    • Quiz: Research Terms

  • 10

    Literature Review

    • Video: Lit Review

    • Slides: Lit Review

    • Sample: Lit Review

  • 11

    Evaluating Sources

    • Videos: Evaluating Sources

    • Slides: Evaluating Sources

    • Quiz: Evaluating Sources

  • 12

    Abstract

    • Video: Abstract

    • Slides: Abstract

    • Sample: Abstract

  • 13

    Bibliography/References

    • Video: Bibliography

    • Slides: Bibliography

    • Sample: Bibliography

    • Handout: Bibliography

  • 14

    Annotated Bibliography

    • Video: Annotated Bibliography

    • Slides: Annotated Bibliography

    • Sample: Annotated Bibliography

  • 15

    Research Paper: Putting it all Together

    • Video: Research Paper

    • Sample: Research Paper

    • Template: Research Proposal

  • 16

    Sample Papers

    • Sample Research Papers

    • MLA Research Paper

    • APA Research Paper

    • CMOS-Date Paper

    • CMOS-Note Paper

  • 17

    Before You Finish

    • Continue Your Learning

    • Proofreading Books

    • Grammar Books

    • Your Certificate

    • Course Review

Course Reviews

5 star rating

GRADUATE RESEARCH WRITING SKILLS: My experience

Ahmed Alzahrani

This course was a great and one of a kind because it was full of topics that will help me in my master degree. Although the price is far for such a course, I preferred that I would pay more money for one time purchase for such a valuable class.

This course was a great and one of a kind because it was full of topics that will help me in my master degree. Although the price is far for such a course, I preferred that I would pay more money for one time purchase for such a valuable class.

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FAQs

  • Why should I take your classes?

    • Meet employer demands for good writers and proofreaders.
    • Build your résumé with marketable writing skills and earn more money.
    • Learn new skills for career pivots or to start a home-based writing/editing/proofreading business.
    • Improve your writing to achieve academic success.
    • Upgrade your writing skills to produce engaging media content.
  • Is there a time limit on enrollment?

    Most classes for individual users come with lifetime access. If not, please note the class duration and complete the course before the expiration date (if any).

  • Why are there no refunds?

    All enrollments are final. No refunds. Our courses have taken copious amounts of time, soul energy, and personal finances to build. We are confident that all of our courses deliver the exact instruction you need to improve your writing skills. Please take our low-cost introductory class, "Grammar Essentials Jump-start" to get a good feel for the value you receive at such affordable prices. You will not be disappointed!

  • When will I receive my certificate?

    When you have completed all lessons and assignments, you will receive a certificate within 24-48 hours after you have finished the class, not to exceed 7 days later, depending on holidays and high class volumes.

Your Instructor

Ashan R. Hampton

Instructor Bio

Ashan R. Hampton has worked as an English instructor in higher education for over 20 years. She is a proud graduate of the Donaghey Scholars Program under the direction of Dr. C. Earl Ramsey, Emeritus. With her doctoral studies on hold, Ashan has found success in online education. She produces and teaches original writing and grammar courses for global audiences. Outside of academics, Ashan worked for short stints in the corporate world as a technical writer, website designer, digital content coordinator, proofreader and legal editor. She is also a self-published author who has recently released multiple books on grammar, writing, proofreading and copyediting, now available on Amazon, Lulu, and other popular booksellers. All book titles and ordering information are posted on her website at: www.arhampton.com.