Dr. Hoston receives many requests from students for guidance on writing papers and theses, career planning, applying to graduate school, requesting letters of recommendation and success strategies. This section provides materials that respond to many of these requests.
Research and Writing Tools and Other Resources
Although many students have already had considerable experience writing papers, many find it helpful to have readily available some tips and resource materials to facilitate the process.
Every student who writes research papers should have in his or her library a copy of Kate L. Turabian's Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. (Graduate students should acquire early on an up-to-date Manual of Style, edited by Turabian and other editors for the University of Chicago Press). In terms of style, you should consider getting a copy of the Elements of Style by Strunk and White. I also strongly recommend David Fischer's Historians' Fallacies. You might also find it helpful to read one of her books, including Marxism and the Crisis of Development in Prewar Japan and The State, Identity, and the National Question in China and Japan. See the next page for handouts that Dr. Hoston has prepared herself specifically to help her students with the process of writing research papers, theses, and dissertation.
I have also included a link to Napoleon Hill's classic work on success strategies.