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You may want to reference the following books and articles as you write any written materials for your fellowship application.


  • Asher, Donald. Graduate Admissions Essays: Write Your Way Into The Graduate School of Your Choice. Fourth Edition. New York: Ten Speed Press, 2012.
  • Clark, Roy Peter. Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies For Every Writer. New York: Little, Brown, and Company, 2008.
  • Graff, Gerald; Birkenstein, Cathy, and Durst, Russel. They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing with Readings. Second Edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2011.
  • Hacker, Diana and Sommers, Nancy. Rules for Writers. Seventh Edition. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, 2011.
  • Lanham, Richard. Revising Prose. Fifth Edition. New York: Longman, 2006.
  • Strunk, William and White, E.B. The Elements of Style. Fourth Edition. New York: Longman, 1999.
  • Thurman, Susan. The Only Grammar Book You’ll Ever Need: A One-Stop Source for Every Writing Assignment. Second Edition. New York: Adams Media, 2003.
  • Williams, Joseph M. and Colomb, Gregory G. Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace. Tenth Edition. New York: Longman, 2010.
  • Zinsser, William. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction. 30th Anniversary Edition. New York: Harper Perennial. 2006.


    • Pzreworski, Adam and Salomon, Frank, The Art of Writing Proposals (Social Science Research Council, 1995 rev., 1988). Available here
    • Tips for Preparing a Personal Statement from the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation available here