Explorations of Style offers readers an ongoing discussion of the challenges of graduate writing. The ability to formulate and clarify your thoughts is central to the academic enterprise; this blog discusses key principles and strategies to improve the process of writing as a graduate student. These principles and strategies are also used to ground discussions of more specific writing issues. Those writing issues are ones that come up in my classroom teaching or that are raised by readers. If you are new to the blog, you may wish to visit the Archives page to get an overview of the content. If you are interested in a book-length treatment of graduate writing, you may wish to read my book; Thriving as a Graduate Writer will be published in June 2023 by the University of Michigan Press.

As a faculty member in a unit devoted to supporting graduate students in their academic communication, I am fortunate to be surrounded by wonderful colleagues. Both my teaching in the classroom and my writing here on the blog are enhanced by conversations with colleagues about all aspects of academic writing.

I welcome your comments about anything I mention on the blog or about anything that comes up in your own writing life. Each post has a comment field or you can use the contact page. I look forward to hearing from you!