Advice on Research and Writing
A collection of advice about how to do research and how to communicate
effectively (primarily for software engineering research students).
Software Engineering Research
Writing and Publishing
Preparing Technical Reports Using MS Word, by Lionel Ni. (Please read this
report carefully before starting to write your first technical paper.)
Lab, MIDC Purdue University
write a PhD Thesis, by Steve Easterbrook
How to Organize your Thesis, by John W. Chinneck.
- A+ Research and
Writing, by Internet Public Library.
Advice to Authors of Extended Abstracts, by William Pugh.
on good mathematical writing, by David Goss
A primer on mathematical writing, by Steven L. Kleiman
How To Have Your Abstract Rejected,
by van Leunen and Lipton.
An Evaluation of the Ninth SOSP Submissions, or, How (and How Not) to
Write a Good Systems Paper by Roy Levin and David D. Redell
How to Get a Paper Accepted at OOPSLA, by Alan Snyder.
Advice for 1996 POPL submissions
- Assembling a
List of Works Cited in Your Paper
- Writing and
Presenting Your Thesis or Dissertation, by S. Joseph Levine
- Nuts and Bolts of College
- The Elements of Writing Style, by William Strunk Jr.
- How (and How Not)
to Write a Good Systems Paper, by Roy Levin and David D. Redell
- Guide for Writing
- How to cite resources from
Resources for Writers
Related Topics and Resources
Information resources for graduate students by Jennifer Myers.
A Guide for New Referees in Theoretical Computer Science,
by Ian Parberry.
On Being A Scientist: Responsible Conduct In Research,
from the National Academy of Sciences
- Women and Computer Science web page by Ellen Spertus.
Study, Research, and Writing Skills web page
from the American Communication Association.
Information for current and prospective graduate students by
A Guide for Applying to Graduate Schools
by Piroz Mohseni.
- Ivan Sutherland, "Technology and Courage," in CMU Computer
Science: A 25th Anniversary Commemorative, ed. Richard F. Rashid. ACM
- Alan Jay Smith, "The task of the referee," IEEE Computer, April 1990,