Links to Professor Lindley's Handouts
How to read books and articles: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/howtoread.html
What causes what?
How to write papers from me and from MIT's Professor Van Evera: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/writingtips.html (goes well with the next link on making an argument. Also, applying the "how to read..." handout to your own work should help you write and make arguments)
How to make a theoretically informed argument: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/howtomakeanargument.html
Diagnosis/list of common paper problems: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/paperproblems.html
An exemplar summary/roadmap introduction (thanks to Scott Sagan and IS). See how it's done: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/roadmapintro.html Here are two more from students: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/moresummaryintros.htm
Comment decoder (find out what awk, r/w, coll, etc mean): http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/commentdecoder.html
A copy of the checklist that I require be attached to papers written for my classes: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/checklist.html
Sample grading template for Lindley papers: Lindley Sample paper grading template.htm
Here are several links that explain how to formulate citations: http://nutsandbolts.washcoll.edu/chicago.html#details (scroll up for more useful info, such as the definition and substance of a bibliography, etc); http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/DocChicago.html ; http://lib.nd.edu/refdesk/subjects/writingstyleguides.html ; and Duke compilation/comparison of guides (Note that there are many acceptable ways to do citations. The unifying theme in all methods is that they present a consistent way to put down all the relevant information so that readers can find the sources). IS and CWS journal style sheets.
ND Writing Center: more advice links and tutors ready to help: Go Get Help!
How to Start and Conduct Research for Research Papers (aka: get thee to the library): http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/howtoresearch.html
Advice on the relationship of the head to the heart when doing policy analysis:
Presenting and Participating
How to give oral presentations and Job Talks: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/preshints.html
Myths and fears about class participation: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/classparticipationmyths.html
Advice on How to Attend Academic Conferences:
Advice on Attending
Professional Advice, including my letter of recommendation policy
How to write cover and application letters: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/covletadvice.html
Letter of recommendation policy: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/RecLettersPolicy.html
How to Succeed in Jobs and Internships: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/jobinternshipadvice.html
How to be a good graduate student (and get a job): http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/gradstudent.html
Teresa Lawson's excellent piece on how to write for International Security (applies to any worthy journal): TL IS writing guide.pdf
I also have a handout on how to teach and be a TA which I will email on request to those serving or about to serve.
Not this one on grading, though
International Relations Stuff
The Reading List for graduate students studying for the IR comprehensive exam: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/IRReadingListF04.htm
Guidance Statement for those taking the IR comprehensive exam: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/IRcompstatement.html
An overview of some of the core theories and concepts used in IR and AFP: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/models.html
An explanation of the prisoner's dilemma and other aspects of game theory to help understand cursory references to these concepts in the readings: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/gametheory.html
Copies of IR Field Seminar Syllabi from Celeste Wallander at Harvard, and Helen Milner at Columbia: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/fieldsemsyls.html Also, the Univ. of Chicago's IR reading list, via Charles Lipson: http://www.charleslipson.com/courses/IR-Reading-list.htm See more top IR syllabi here: http://www.polisci.ucla.edu/faculty/trachtenberg/guide/syllabi.html and USFP syllabi here: http://faculty.tamu-commerce.edu/sarantakes/stuff-coursematerial.html
War Prediction Table: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/warpredictiontable.html
I try hard to keep nearly half my students above average.
mydearrikki mydearrikki , said Karellen, 'it's only by not taking the human race seriously that I retain those fragments of my once considerable mental powers that I still possess." Arthur Clarke, Childhood's End