Additional Resources

Every graduate student needs a broad range of writing resources and tools.
Below, we’ve compiled some of our recommendations for resources beyond URI.
Do you have another favorite writing resource? Let us know about it!

Visit our URI Resources page for URI-specific support services and info.

Recommended writing resources beyond URI:

Purdue OWL Citation Guides

The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) has explanations and breakdowns of rules for writing composition, grammar, and citations. The OWL also includes sample papers and example using different citation styles like APA, MLA, and Chicago. 

The APA 7 Quick Booklet

The Macomb Reading and Writing Studios prepared this handy guide to the APA 7th Edition citation manual, including helpful graphics and explanations of what’s changed in this new edition.

Grad Writing Videos

The University of Saskatchewan prepared a series of videos and PDFs on important graduate writing topics like plagiarism, paragraph organization, flow and coherence, and grammatical structures.

Writing Guides

The WAC Clearinghouse (Writing-Across-the-Curriculum) at the University of Colorado publishes writing guides on various topics like Writing and Speaking, Research Writing & Documentation, Writing in Specific Disciplines, and Conducting Qualitative & Quantitative Research.

Speaking and Pronunciation

Baruch College at the City University of New York provides exercises and videos on their Tools for Clear Speech site. This is a helpful tool for English Language Learners to build skills with pronunciation, rhythm, and speaking conventions in English.

CrossRef DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Generator

Use this Digital Object Identifier (DOI) generator to help complete your citations for scholarly journals that require DOIs in bibliographic references. Copy and paste your reference list into the text box, hit “Submit”, and a new list will generate with the available DOIs.


Grammarly’s blog has helpful posts about common grammatical errors and grammar rules. There’s a browser extension version of Grammarly as well as free and paid versions of the tool. (Remember, the most important thing is learning for yourself how these grammar conventions work so you don’t have to rely on these kinds of tools!)

The SUCCESS Model for Scientific Storytelling

Research by Wiebke Finkler and Bienvenido Leon shows that scientific storytelling is most effective when it is Simple, Unexpected, Concrete, Credible, Emotional, Science Storytelling (SUCCESS). Learn more about this model, and try it in your writing!