Political Science / Jackson School / LSJ Writing Center
Hard copies of many of these handouts are available outside of our office, next to the door (Gowen 105). 


Understanding Social Science

What Is a Theory In Social Science?

What Does a Theory Actually Do in Social Science (Causal Variables)


Writing in Social Science

Common Grammar Questions and Writing Problems (such as affect/effect and the use of the word "I")

Writing a Critical Analysis of a Book or Article (Discussion Papers)

Writing Book Reviews

Writing a Compare/Contrast Paper

Hints on Writing Your Thesis Statement

Quick Guide to In-Text Citations

Paragraph Function

Citing Lectures

Handouts by Professor Mika LaVaque-Manty

Writing Political Theory

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