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OASIS Writing Skills

Doctoral Capstone Preproposal Starter Kit:
Revision and Self-Editing Skills

Writing Resources for Doctoral Students in the Initial Stages of Development
These resources are for doctoral students at the premise and prospectus stages and who are not yet working on their official proposal documents.

Revision and Self-Editing Skills

Become your own reviewer—develop your skills so you can make organizational and sentence-level adjustments to improve your draft as well as prepare clean, APA-compliant documents to submit to your committee.

You are ultimately the one responsible for preparing a publication-worthy document at the time of graduation—start developing the self-editing skills and peer support network now to sustain you through the long process of writing and revising a doctoral capstone research project.


Writing Resources:


Grammar and Composition

Scholarly Voice

Other APA Style Guidelines

Program-Specific Templates



WriteCast (Writing Center podcast)

  • Episode 14: The 5 Rs of Revision


Outside the Writing Center:

Academic Skills Center