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

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