Graduate school is all about writing.

Are you prepared to write 15-20 page research papers? How about a 200+ page thesis or dissertation? Do you know how to take a blank page and create a well-written research project?

Most graduate programs do not offer a course that prepares you for this level of professional writing. Without strong writing skills, you will not succeed. "Graduate Research Writing" teaches you how to take a blank page and turn it into a well-organized research paper. If you are a current or returning graduate student, you must improve your writing skills, and this class gives you the foundation you need to succeed.

As a result of taking this class, you will:

  • Understand graduate writing expectations.
  • Increase your knowledge of the writing process.
  • Learn to write in third person academic style.
  • Learn to write complex paragraphs that include research citations.
  • Learn from a dynamic college English instructor with over 20 years’ experience who has recently published six books on grammar and proofreading, and actively freelances as a writer and editor.

What You Get

As an individual (single user), you have full lifetime access to class materials. Learn at your own pace. You must complete all lessons, and receive 75% on all quizzes to receive your certificate. Not available for business or group enrollment.

Reasons to Enroll:

  • Self-paced learning eliminates distractions.
  • Essential writing skills in one class.
  • Clear, effective instruction.
  • More effective than tutoring sessions.
    • Video Lessons
      Lecture Slides
      PDF Handouts

    • One-time payment. Lifetime Access.

    • Certificate of Completion

    • Easy Payment via PayPal or Stripe (which also includes Alipay, Bancontact, EPS, WeChat Pay, giropay, iDEAL, Multibanco, SOFORT, and P24).

    Course Curriculum

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    • 1

      Before You Get Started

      • Welcome to Class!

      • Video: Class Tour

      • Video: Viewing Lessons

      • Survey: Your Writing

    • 2

      Graduate Level Writing

      • Videos: Graduate Writing

      • Slides: Graduate Writing

      • PDF: Graduate Writing

    • 3

      The Writing Process

      • Video: Writing Process

      • Slides: Writing Process

      • Quiz #1: Writing Process

      • Quiz #2: Writing Process

    • 4

      Transition Words & Phrases

      • Video: Transitions

      • Slides: Transitions

      • Exercise: Transitions

      • Quiz: Transitions

    • 5

      3rd Person Writing

      • Video: Third Person Writing

      • Slides: Third Person Writing

      • Exercises: Formal Writing

      • Quiz: Academic Writing

    • 6

      Thesis Statements

      • Video: Thesis Statements

      • Slides: Thesis Statements

      • Exercises: Thesis Statements

      • Quiz: Thesis Statements

    • 7

      Complex Paragraphs

      • Videos: Complex Paragraphs

      • Slides: Complex Paragraphs

      • Sample: Complex Paragraphs

      • PDF: Complex Paragraphs

    • 8


      • Video: Summary

      • Slides: Summary

      • Sample: Summary

      • Exercise: Summary

      • Answers: Summary

      • Quiz: Summary

      • Quiz: Answers

    • 9

      Research Skills

      • Video: Research Skills

      • Slides: Research Skills

      • Quiz: Research Skills

      • Video: Library Research

      • Slides: Research Terms

      • Video: Plagiarism

      • Slides: Plagiarism

      • Exercise: Basic Research

      • Quiz: Research Terms

    • 10

      Literature Review

      • Video: Lit Review

      • Slides: Lit Review

      • Sample: Lit Review

    • 11

      Evaluating Sources

      • Videos: Evaluating Sources

      • Slides: Evaluating Sources

    • 12


      • Video: Abstract

      • Slides: Abstract

      • Sample: Abstract

    • 13


      • Video: Bibliography

      • Slides: Bibliography

      • Sample: Bibliography

      • Handout: Bibliography

    • 14

      Annotated Bibliography

      • Video: Annotated Bibliography

      • Slides: Annotated Bibliography

      • Sample: Annotated Bibliography

    • 15

      Research Paper: Putting it all Together

      • Video: Research Paper

      • Sample: Research Paper

      • Template: Research Proposal

    • 16

      Sample Papers

      • OWL Samples

      • MLA Research Paper

      • APA Research Paper

      • CMOS-Date Paper

      • CMOS-Note Paper

    • 17

      Before You Finish

      • Course Review

      • More Resources

      • More Online Classes

      • Keep Learning: My Books

      • Your Certificate

      • Quick Exit Survey

    5 star rating

    My experience

    Ahmed Alzahrani

    This course was a great and one of a kind because it was full of topics that will help me in my master degree. Although the price is far for such a course, I preferred that I would buy more money for one time purchase for such a valuable class.

    This course was a great and one of a kind because it was full of topics that will help me in my master degree. Although the price is far for such a course, I preferred that I would buy more money for one time purchase for such a valuable class.

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    • Why are there no refunds?

      All enrollments are final. No refunds. Our courses have taken copious amounts of time, soul energy, and personal finances to build. We are confident that all of our courses deliver the exact instruction you need to improve your writing skills. Please take our low-cost introductory class, "Grammar Essentials Jump-start" to get a good feel for the value you receive at such affordable prices. You will not be disappointed!

    • When will I receive my certificate?

      When you have fulfilled all class requirements, and have scored a 75% or above on all assignments, you will receive a certificate within 24-48 hours after you have finished the class, not to exceed 7 days later, depending on holidays and high class volumes.


    Ashan R. Hampton

    Instructor Bio

    Ashan R. Hampton has worked as an English instructor in higher education for over 20 years. She is a proud graduate of the Donaghey Scholars Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock under the direction of Dr. C. Earl Ramsey, Emeritus. With her doctoral studies on hold, Ashan has found success in online education. She produces and teaches original writing and grammar courses for global audiences. She is also a published author and has recently released the following grammar and proofreading books: 1) "Grammar Essentials for Proofreading, Copyediting & Business Writing,"  2) "Proofreading Power: Skills & Drills," and 3) "Adult Learner Grammar Essentials," now available on Amazon and other popular booksellers. All book titles and ordering information are posted on her website at: