Like the Paper Planner above from U of Libraries, the University of Minnesota's Dissertation Calculator gives you an outline of what needs to be done based on the date you start your project and when you want it finished. Some information is specific to the University of Minnesota's graduate programs but most of the information is general enough to be useful no matter where you are doing your graduate work.
The research paper planner will provide you with resources and helpful tips to guide you through the steps of the research and writing process. To start, simply enter the dates that you plan to work on your paper.
Build Your Thesis/Dissertation
Your thesis/dissertation is much more than the writing that goes into it. You might need ethics approval, you might need to gather empirical data prior to writing. You will need to revise, defend and submit. Below you will find links that deal with these different aspects of the thesis/dissertation project.
Will you need ethics approval? The University of Saskatchewan requires all people doing research on humans, animals, and biohazardous materials to get approval. Here, you will find the guidelines and ethics approval submission forms.
Have you ever wondered how much editing by a secondary person would be too much editing? From the Editors' Association of Canada this is a guideline for ethical editing specifically for theses and dissertations.
We recommend the online tutoring system for graduate students as we can better match you to a tutor with the skills and subject matter expertise.
Tutors cannot edit or proofread (i.e., correct the grammar and punctuation) your paper. They can teach you about writing, though, using your work as an example of writing issues you may need to work on. We cannot edit or proofread theses or dissertations.
Our FREE email-based tutoring student accessible to any student registered at the U Sask, graduate or undergraduate. This service is best for graduate students as we have more experienced tutors working online. You will receive your tutor's comments within 24-48 hours of your submission, but you may have to wait longer during holidays, weekends, and at the end of term. If you need a quicker response, please visit us for drop-in tutoring on the first floor of the Main Library (Murray 142).
Starting a writing group with other graduate students is a great way to build a community of people who can give one another encouragement and feedback. Setting it up properly, though, is crucial. A detailed guide to starting your own writing group will help!
The ETD site is a joint initiative between the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the University Library to enable graduate students to submit their thesis or dissertation electronically to the college and the Library.
Academic Integrity and Intellectual Property Rights
Below you will find links dealing with academic integrity at the University of Saskatchewan, including links to policy and procedures. Below that you will find links on intellectual property rights, what it is, how it affects grad students, and different polices and procedures governing intellectual property that you should be aware of at the university.